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Fulham off to Reading ~ Ch. Team News Playoff 2nd Leg

last updated Tuesday 16th May 2017, 11:57 AM

Team News

Reading vrs Fulham

Championship PlayOff 2nd Leg 1617 at Madejski Stadium

Tuesday 16th May 2017    KO: 19:45

Referee: Martin Atkinson(West Yorkshire)


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Fulham could have an unchanged squad for the short trip to Berkshire.

Defenders Ragnar Sigurdsson and Michael Madl remain the only injury absentees for the Cottagers.

Sigurdsson is still out with a calf problem and Madl is nursing an ankle injury, although both could be fit for the final should Fulham progress.

Striker Chris Martin's place could be under threat after an ineffective performance in the first leg.

Fulham have never scored more than one goal in a play-off match. Tom Cairney's header in the first leg was just their second goal in five play-off games.

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Reading will be without captain Paul McShane through suspension for the second leg of their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final against Fulham.

The defender was sent off during the 1-1 first-leg draw and starts a three-match ban, meaning he will also miss the final if Reading get through.

Full-back Jordan Obita, their goalscorer at Craven Cottage, looks set to be sidelined after leaving the field on a stretcher with a twisted ankle.

Midfielder Liam Kelly will be assessed after missing the first leg due to illness.

Reading, who finished third in the table, will hope to protect a home record of just two defeats in the regular season and repeat their 1-0 win against Fulham in January to book a place at Wembley.

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