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Fulham face Charlton ~ Ch. Team News

last updated Thursday 23rd October 2014, 4:41 PM


Fulham vs Charlton

Championship MatchDay 14 at Craven Cottage

Friday 24th October 2014    KO: 19:45

Referee: Keith Stroud



Fulham are boosted by the return of Hugo Rodallega and Tim Hoogland for tomorrow night's London derby against Charlton.

The duo missed Tuesday night's 3-3 draw at Rotherham United, but resumed full training this morning.

And the pair are in contention to return to the side for the Craven Cottage clash after coming through the session unscathed.

"Hugo got a niggle in training last week. It's an ongoing thing but he was still feeling it after the Norwich game," said Kit Symons.

"After speaking to the medical guys it was the wise and sensible thing to rest him.

"But the boys are in pretty good shape and the manager might have a few selection problems."

Fernando Amorebieta (knee) is still out, while Adam Taggart is still battling to overcome a long-term groin problem.


Charlton manager Bob Peeters has confirmed main striker Igor Vetokele will not be fit to face Fulham on Friday night.

The summer signing has been on fire for the Addicks since arriving in the off-season, netting six times already, but will miss his third game on the bounce with an Achilles injury.

Playmaker Yoni Buyens will also not be involved after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in midweek and winger J├│hann Berg Gu├░mundsson is also a major doubt.

Playing three games in six days may put a strain on Peeters' squad who sit just outside the play off places after losing just once all season long.

Chris Solly will return at right back but the missing Vetokele will be a big problem for the Addicks.

"No Igor is not involved," Peeters told us. "We kept on playing him and he was ok, and he is an important player for us.

"He is getting better with his Achilles but we won't risk him tomorrow.

"George Tucudean and Franck Moussa done well on Tuesday, hopefully the goal and assist for Tucudean will give him the boost in confidence.

"We still have to pick the team for tomorrow but they proved on Tuesday they can player. We are not able to rest lots of players so Chris Solly will be the only one maybe returning who was rested.

"Yoni is out of course so we will have to see tomorrow but yes perhaps (Cousins could play in the centre), we will see tomorrow come quarter to eight."

Source Jacob Murtagh at GWL/Brad Pinard at LDN24
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