Fulham welcome Brentford ~ Team News Ch. 43

last updated Saturday 14th April 2018, 11:36 PM



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Fulham vrs Brentford

Championship Match Day 43 1718 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 14th April 2018    KO: 17:30

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

Live on Sky



Fulham

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Fulham will again be without Floyd Ayite when they aim to take another step towards promotion against local rivals Brentford.

The forward sustained a hamstring injury at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend and could also miss next Friday's test at in-form Millwall.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic could name the same side that earned a 1-0 victory over Reading, although he does have options in the likes of Neeskens Kebano and Oliver Norwood.

The midweek win moved Fulham a point above Cardiff in their battle for automatic promotion.

Fulham have only won one of their last 17 home matches against Brentford in all competitions (D9 L7), a 1-0 win in April 1990.

The Cottagers have won 12 home league matches this season, their best tally in a season since 2005-06 when they won 13 in the Premier League.

Fulham are now unbeaten in 20 league matches (W16 D4) - only three teams in second tier history have gone unbeaten for 20 or more matches during a season and not finished in the top two, most recently Brighton in 2015-16 (the others are Preston in 2005-06 and Blackburn in 1987-88).

 
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Alan Judge could miss the short trip as he continues to struggle with a hamstring problem.

The issue forced Judge to miss Tuesday's victory at Nottingham Forest and he did not train on Thursday.

Fellow midfielder Ryan Woods is available after completing his three-match ban while winger Florian Jozefzoon is back in training and could feature.

Brentford are 10th in the Sky Bet Championship, four points adrift of the play-off places with four games remaining.

The Bees have won four of their last seven Championship meetings with Fulham (D2 L1).

Brentford have won their last three league matches 1-0 - only three of their previous 30 wins had been 1-0 before this run.

The Bees have not won four Championship matches in a row since October 2015 under caretaker boss Lee Carsley.























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