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Charlton v Fulham - Team News

last updated Monday 09th July 2001, 3:19 PM
Fulham's new £11.5million striker Steve Marlet is not expected to make his debut in the London derby at Charlton on Sunday.

The 27-year-old club record signing, who moved from Lyon last week, has been handed the number nine shirt but is unlikely to play after sustaining an injury while with the French team in Chile at the weekend.

Fellow forward Luis Boa Morte is available to manager Jean Tigana for the first time in the campaign after sitting out the first three Premiership matches due to a suspension held over from last season.

Midfielder Lee Clark has battled back to fitness after his Achilles tendon problem and hopes to win a starting place in the Cottagers' midfield.

But French centre-back Alain Goma's hip injury will force him to watch from the sidelines at The Valley.

Fulham (from):
Van der Sar, Brevett, Finnan, Melville, Symons, Harley, Collins, Legwinski, Malbranque, Goldbaek, Taylor, Hayles, Saha, Boa Morte, Davis, Ouaddou.

Charlton begin life without Richard Rufus in the London derby with Premiership new boys Fulham on Sunday.

The former England Under-21 centre-back underwent surgery on knee ligament damage, sustained during his first appearance of the season at Ipswich, this week and will be out for six months.

Gavin Peacock (calf) is out for a month but there is better news for Charlton boss Alan Curbishley with John Robinson, scorer of the only goal in the corresponding fixture two years ago, available again.

Fellow midfielders Claus Jensen and captain Mark Kinsella are both short of match fitness and will not be rushed back.

Steve Brown or Andy Todd, who has asked for a transfer from The Valley, will replace him while there is better news for Alan Curbishley in midfield.

Meanwhile, Yugoslav international goalkeeper Sasa Ilic has joined Division One side Portsmouth on a month's loan so Ben Roberts will take his place on the bench.

Charlton (from):
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