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Fulham visit Burton ~ Team News Ch. MD08

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Burton Albion v Fulham

Championship Match Day 08 1718 at Pirelli Stadium

Saturday 16th September 2017    KO: 15:00

Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire)

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Burton Manager Nigel Clough
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Burton's impressive performance at Norwich in midweek means boss Nigel Clough is unlikely to make many changes to his team when they host Fulham.

Clough brought in midfielder Luke Murphy and striker Marvin Sordell, at the expense of Matty Lund and Sean Scannell, for the trip to Carrow Road after seeing his side thrashed 5-0 by Leeds.

It will be a similar line-up against the Cottagers on Saturday, with Liam Boyce now the only injury absentee for Burton.

Hope Akpan was an unused substitute in midweek after returning from suspension and the midfielder will hope to be involved this time.

Burton have faced Fulham three times previously in all competitions and are yet to win against the Cottagers (D2 L1).

Veteran Burton goalkeeper Stephen Bywater kept a clean sheet last time out away at Norwich - he hasn't done so in consecutive matches at Championship level since April 2011 when he played for Cardiff City.


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Fulham will once again be without skipper Tom Cairney.

The Scotland midfielder has been out since before the international break with a knee problem and is not yet ready to return.

Portuguese winger Rui Fonte has begun light training following a groin injury but is not expected to be available.

Lucas Piazon is recovering from a broken leg and Rafa Soares is still missing with an ankle injury.

Fulham have visited the Pirelli Stadium twice before, winning last season in the Championship and drawing 2-2 in the League Cup second round in 2013-14 before winning 5-4 on penalties.

The Brewers have had fewer shots on target than any other Championship team this season (14).

The Cottagers are unbeaten in their last six away league games - they haven't gone seven unbeaten on the road since December 2000 (a run of 11).

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