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Fulham boss Marco Silva has selection decisions to make

last updated Friday 10th September 2021, 12:55 PM


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A number of decisions will be made regarding player fitness ahead of Fulham’s trip to Blackpool on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream were in Honduras as recently as Wednesday night, while Aleksandar Mitrovic and Harry Wilson were both substituted through injury over the international period.

“We are checking some players who are arriving from their national teams,” Marco Silva said in his pre-match press conference.

“Some of them still haven’t arrived. The American players should be with us tomorrow. We’ll see how they are and make a decision.

“We have a situation with Mitro that we have to check. He did well, played both games. As you know, he had a small issue in the first game, and the second game as well. We’ll see how he is tomorrow but he looks in a condition to be involved in the game.

“The others arrived in a good condition, apart from Harry Wilson. We’ll check tomorrow his situation, speak with him during the day, and after tomorrow we will check and see how he is, and take the decision we need to take.

“All the others are more or less in the same situation. Tom Cairney is not involved with the team yet, he’s still doing some therapy that he needs to get better.

“Terence Kongolo is working with us, getting fitter, day by day he’s getting better. We need to give time to him to get him in a good condition.”

The Tangerines are one of three sides still searching for a first victory of the season, but Silva is reading nothing into that whatsoever.

“Tough game,” he responded when asked what Saturday will bring. “I expect them to play with full energy to get the result they want, to get their first win in the Championship.

“It’s a team that did really, really well last season. When you get promoted you always come with good vibes around you, around the club.

“Even if they didn’t achieve the first win yet, for sure the vibe is good after the fantastic season they had last season.

“It’s up to us to play close to our best level, or at our best level, to keep doing the things we have been, to get the three points, because for sure it will be tough. They will be playing in front of their supporters with a good atmosphere as well.

“It’s up to us to go, to respect them, respect ourselves as well, and put the same demand on ourselves and play with the same ambition to get the three points.

“But for sure, it will be one more difficult game for us.”






















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