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Fulham away at Birmingham ~ Team News Ch. MD46

last updated Friday 04th May 2018, 12:54 PM



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Birmingham v Fulham

Championship Match Day 46 1718 at St Andrews

Sunday 6th May 2018    KO: 12:30

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)



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Fulham are hopeful Matt Targett will be fit for their promotion-deciding trip.

The defender limped off in Friday's 2-1 win over Sunderland with an ankle injury.

Striker Floyd Ayite has missed four games with a hamstring injury, as has on-loan Liverpool frontman Sheyi Ojo with an unspecified knock.

Fulham need to better Cardiff's result against Reading to claim automatic promotion.

The Cottagers haven't completed a Football League double over Birmingham since the 1952-53 campaign.

Fulham are unbeaten in 23 league games (W18 D5), the longest current unbeaten run across the top four tiers of English Football.

 
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Birmingham will be hoping to avoid relegated against promotion-chasing Fulham and St Andrew's on Sunday.

The Blues will have Harlee Dean available for their crunch game.

The defender has been banned for the last two games, including last weekend's 3-1 defeat at QPR.

Marc Roberts has been deputising but could now drop out.

Blues are two points above the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone, although with a superior goal difference to 22nd-place Burton, a point should be good enough to survive.

The Blues haven't won back to back home league matches against Fulham since December 1991, beating them 1-0 at St. Andrew's last season.

Birmingham haven't lost on the final day of the league season in any of their last six Championship campaigns (W3 D3) - their last defeat was in 2010-11 in the Premier League, losing 2-1 to Spurs.

Garry Monk's three previous Championship meetings with Fulham have all ended 1-1.

Birmingham City have the league's lowest scoring top goal scorer (Sam Gallagher, six), whilst only 12 different Birmingham players have found the back of the net this season, a league low.























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