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Fulham v Leeds - Squad News

last updated Friday 06th December 2002, 7:23 PM


Premiership - Fulham v Leeds

15.00 - 07/12/2002

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Fulham boss Jean Tigana will be without all four recognised strikers for their Loftus Road showdown with crisis club Leeds.

Facundo Sava sustained a calf problem in Wednesday's 2-1 Worthington Cup defeat at Wigan and Tigana discovered on Friday he will be out for up to a fortnight.

Steve Marlet is suspended, while Louis Saha is sidelined until January after hamstring surgery and Barry Hayles is out for three weeks with a neck injury.

Luis Boa Morte, who is just back from a thigh problem, is likely to partner Latvian Andrejs Stolcers, who has made only rare appearances in two years at Fulham.

Centre-back Zat Knight, who was forced off at half-time at Wigan with a hamstring injury, has aggravated a nerve and is a major doubt.

Alain Goma serves a one-match suspension but Rufus Brevett returns from his single-game ban for being dismissed against Birmingham.

Fulham (from):

Edwin van der Sar(G), Maik Taylor(G),

Steve Finnan (D), Abdeslam Ouaddou(D/C),
Andy Melville(D/C), Rufus Brevett(D), Pierre Wome(D),

Sean Davis(M/D), Martin Djetou(D/M),

Sylvain Legwinski(M), Lee Clark(M), Bjarne Goldbaek(M),

Junichi Inamoto(M/A), Steed Malbranque(M/A),

Luis Boa Morte (A), Andrejs Stolcers(A).

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Leeds boss Terry Venables has been struck by more injury woe just when he thought his problems were easing.

Robbie Fowler and Seth Johnson continued their return to fitness in a midweek reserve game and booked their place in the squad for tomorrow's trip to Fulham.

But Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell and Lee Bowyer will all be missing at Loftus Road.

Viduka injured a shoulder in the midweek game, Bowyer aggravated his old ankle injury in training and Kewell has a virus.

  Leeds (from):

Paul Robinson(G), Nigel Martyn(G)

Gary Kelly(D), Ian Harte(D), Lucas Radebe(D),
Jonathan Woodgate(D), Teddy Lucic(D), Danny Mills(D),
Michael Duberry(D), Frazer Richardson(D),

Stephen McPhail(M), Jason Wilcox(M), Eirik Bakke(M),
Seth Johnson(M), Paul Okon(M), Jacob Burns(M),

Robbie Fowler(A), James Milner(A),
Michael Bridges(A), Alan Smith(A),.

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