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Fulham vrs Preston North End

Championship Match Day 12 1718 Craven Cottage

Saturday 14th October 2017     KO: 15:00

Referee: Darren England (Barnsley)



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Fulham will be without Sheyi Ojo when they host Preston.

The on-loan Liverpool winger suffered a dislocated shoulder at QPR a fortnight ago and faces eight weeks on the sidelines.

But Rafa Soares could make his belated debut having trained all week with the first team.

The left-back, signed on loan from Porto in August, has yet to feature due to an ankle injury but came through a friendly against Southampton during the international break.

Fulham captain Tom Cairney (knee) remains sidelined but forward Floyd Ayite is back in contention to fa

ce Preston. Fulham have won each of their last three league games against Preston, last winning four in a row between October 1991 and January 1993.

No Championship side has hit the woodwork more than Fulham this season (9, level with Bristol City).

Fulham have used just five English players in the Championship this season, fewer than any other side.

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Preston have had mixed news on the injury front prior to their trip to Craven Cottage.

Midfielders Paul Gallagher (illness) and John Welsh (calf) returned to training over the international period, as did Ben Pearson (dead leg), though having been out for over a month the latter may not be ready to return straight away.

In defence, right-back Darnell Fisher is suspended having been booked on five occasions and Tommy Spurr has picked up a knock in training.

Boss Alex Neil was already short in that department, with Tom Clarke (Achilles), Greg Cunningham (knee) and goalkeeper Declan Rudd (thigh) long-term absentees.

The Lilywhites are aiming to end a five-match winless league run against Fulham (D2 L3), with their last win coming in October 2000 at Craven Cottage.

Preston boss Alex Neil has won just one of his last 15 league games against sides from London (D6 L8), beating Brentford 5-0 with Norwich in December 2016.

Preston have conceded just six league goals this season, less than half they had conceded after 11 games last season (14).























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