Mark Hughes lavishes praise on Carlos Salcido

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Carlos Salcido showed enough on his debut to confirm he will be a big hit with Fulham, according to manager Mark Hughes.

The Mexico full-back made his debut during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers and made an immediate impression after providing the cross for Clint Dempsey's second-half equaliser.

The 30-year-old defender arrived at Craven Cottage in a £1.6million deal from PSV Eindhoven towards the end of the summer transfer window.

"I was really pleased with Carlos' debut against Blackburn," Hughes told the club's official website.

"He hasn't had a lot of time with the team in training but obviously he very quickly understood what the game was about after a nervous couple of minutes.

"He looked like he was really enjoying himself at the end of the match and produced a great ball for the equaliser.

"He's going to be a really important player for us."

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