Fulham have squad selection concerns as many of their top players were only
returning from midweek international duty in the early hours of Thursday morning.
"Sky TV have done us no favours by insisting our match with Tranmere be played
just 48 hours after a full programme of internationals," said Fulham defender
Simon Morgan, who himself is a long-term injury casualty.
"Some of the lads won't arrive back in London until the early hours of Thursday
morning and the normal preparations will be severely disrupted.
"The first team usually leave Motspur Park at 9am the day before an away game,
but this time the gaffer will have to assess the condition of the returning
players before naming a squad to travel.
The squad will be without Luis Boa Morte for the trip to Prenton Park as he
starts his three match suspension for the red card he received against Bolton.
Former Chelsea midfielder Bjarne Goldbaek is also out as he is suffering from
a calf injury.
But England Under-21 international Sean Davis has been passed fit after coming
through Tuesday's match in Albania without any problems.
Club record signing Alain Goma could be handed his debut in central defence
after manager Jean Tigana rested him for his side's last league game at Crystal
"Tranmere caretaker-boss Kevin Sheedy has urged the Prenton Park faithful to
get behind their club as they look to stave off relegation. Boss Sheedy - who
took charge following John Aldridge's resignation earlier this month - feels
the home crowd can do their bit to help boost Rovers' survival bid.
It will be tough enough for the Merseysiders, but they may have to face Jean
Tigana's men without first choice goalkeeper John Achterberg, who is struggling
with back spasms.
Sheedy said: "John's shown signs of improvement and we'll have another look
at him, but at this stage he's doubtful - but we've got Joe Murphy so we're
Striker Andy Parkinson has a sore knee and Nick Henry, who missed last week's
defeat against West Brom with flu, has a shin injury.
Definitely out are Clint Hill (knee), who has been pencilled in for a mid-April
return, and Wayne Gill (ankle), who is sidelined for the season.