The West London club forked out more than £12million on the Greek international in January, but the former Olympiacos man has made just two first team appearances.
Rumours have circulated that Magath is not impressed with Mitroglou’s attitude and work ethic, leaving him training with the development squad.
However the Fulham boss is adamant that his man can come good and make an impact towards the end of the season.
“He is here and has his own programme but he is not training with us. We hope next week,” Magath said.
“You never know – you can’t say it is a mistake because it is not easy to build up a team in the winter time.
“During the season if you want to improve your team with new players, you don’t have much choice. There won’t be many you can get.
“You have to see the long term. If you take a player like Mitroglou, you are not thinking only for weeks. So it is not a mistake – he is a very good striker.
“Maybe he will help us by scoring in the last game. That would be good enough if we stayed in the league.”
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