Ruiz set for longer lay-off

Bryan Ruiz is a key man for Fulham. Photo: PA

Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz faces at least four more weeks on the sidelines after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury, manager Martin Jol has confirmed.

The 27-year-old has been missing since the 3-1 defeat to Sunderland three weeks ago and was expected to return against Newcastle.

However, Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed Ruiz will miss Monday's match and will be out until the New Year after suffering a setback.