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Fulham vrs Leicester - Team News

last updated Wednesday 27th August 2008, 11:55 AM

Fulham (from):

Schwarzer, Zuberbuhler, Stockdale,

Stoor, Paintsil, , Hangeland, Hughes, Baird, Kallio,

Andreasen, Bullard, Murphy, Davies, Gera, Seol, Andranik,Brown, Milsom,

Zamora, Nevland, Johnson, Dempsey.

Fulham could field Andrew Johnson in Wednesday's Carling Cup second-round clash with Leicester but the former Everton striker will not be risked unless he has fully recovered from a thigh injury.

Johnson missed the opening league defeat at Hull and Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal but Seol Ki-Hyeon has done well in his place and Hodgson has other attacking options in Erik Nevland and American Clint Dempsey.

With Fulham's next game not until September 13, Hodgson may also give a debut to Swedish defender Fredrik Stoor, but left-back Paul Konchesky remains an injury doubt while striker Diomansy Kamara (knee) and goalkeeper Antti Niemi (wrist) are long-term casualties.

Leicester (from):

Martin, Henderson,

Gilbert, Hobbs, Morrison, Kishishev,

,Dyer, Gradel, Adams, Oakley, King, Porter,

Dickov, Fryatt, Howard, Campbell.

Nigel Pearson revealed that Leicester have 'one or two' knocks ahead of the game.

However, the Foxes boss would not name the players concerned as he feels they have a chance of being fit for the tie at Craven Cottage.

Leicester suffered no serious injury problems as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season with victory over Tranmere at the weekend, so Pearson hopes he will be able to choose from an unchanged squad.

Left-back Joe Mattock remains sidelined with the ankle ligament damage he suffered in the first-round defeat of Stockport earlier this month.

Fellow defender Patrick Kisnorbo is still recovering from the knee ligament damage he suffered at the end of last season while midfielder Stephen Clemence (ankle) also remains unavailable.

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