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Fulham visit Cardiff ~ Ch. Team News MD33

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Cardiff City vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 33 1617 at Cardiff City Stadium

Saturday 25th February 2017     KO: 15:00

Referee: Scott Duncan (Northumberland)

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Cardiff's preparations for the visit of Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship were rocked by news of striker Rhys Healey's serious injury this week.

The Bluebirds learned the 22-year-old could be out for nine months after tearing his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments against Rotherham last weekend.

Junior Hoilett, who replaced Healey in that game, could start in his place.

Veteran striker Rickie Lambert was also due to see a specialist this week to assess the extent of his back injury.

Cardiff are unbeaten in three home games against Fulham in the league, winning two and drawing the other.

The Bluebirds have won exactly half of their league games under Neil Warnock (22 games, 11 wins). In the 22 league games before he arrived, they had won just five games.

Cardiff will be looking to win four successive league matches for the first time since New Year's Day 2013.


Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
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Fulham's Ryan Fredericks is hoping for a recall after a spell of enforced absence.

The full-back completed a three-match suspension last weekend but started Wednesday's 2-0 win at Bristol City on the bench.

But boss Slavisa Jokanovic has no new injury worries and could opt to stick with a winning side.

Jokanovic on Thursday signed a new contract keeping him with Fulham until 2019.

The Whites are looking for their fourth successive victory as they look to close the gap to the play-off places.

Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 15 league encounters with the Bluebirds.

Fulham have already enjoyed a victory at Cardiff in 2017, defeating them 2-1 away in the FA Cup third round in January.

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