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Fulham visit Leeds ~ Team News Cham MD 39

last updated Saturday 27th June 2020, 11:54 AM

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Leeds vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 39 at Elland Road

Saturday 20th June 2020    KO: 15:00

Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)


Fulham Coach Scott Parker
Fulham Coach
Scott Parker
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Fulham boss Scott Parker has no major new injuries to contend with after last week’s defeat to Brentford, but Aboubakar Kamara remains doubtful.

Kamara missed out against Brentford through injury, but Parker has several options if the striker remains sidelined.

Forward Ivan Cavaleiro is pushing for a recall after stepping off the bench and defender Alfie Mawson could return to contention after being out since January.

On-loan Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed returned to action in the Brentford defeat following his injury problems and is expected to continue.

Despite firing a blank in his last three matches either side of lockdown, Aleksandar Mitrovic is joint top of the Championship scoring charts with 23 goals.

Fulham's Scott Parker: “They don’t come any bigger than Leeds away. It’s a massive game for Leeds, and it’s obviously a massive game for us as well. We’re looking forward to that, we’ll go there and see what we can do.

“The last time we played them I think there was a 13 point gap, we managed to beat them at home and narrow that gap. We have chipped away and brought them back to us a little bit. And to think that if we go there at the weekend and get a result, against a very, very good team, we narrow that gap to four points.”

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa
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Pontus Jansson is in contention for Leeds after being out since January with a hip problem, as is Mathias Jensen who was sidelined by an unspecified injury prior to the shutdown.

Sergi Canos and Nikos Karelis (both knee) are in training but have not featured in the club's warm-up friendlies.

Karelis and Kamohelo Mokotjo have signed contract extensions to keep them at the club beyond June 30.

A member of staff at Leeds is still self-isolating after the club confirmed on Wednesday he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa: "Of course, playing without supporters is not the same as if you play with the fans, there is a difference there. The feeling I have, is the obligation of the home team has disappeared here, the home team is not forced to win because the fans are not there.

“On the other hand, this match is so important both teams are going to go for the match. The eight matches left are going to generate the same expectation until the situation is defined. Every match is important and this match has a more valuable meaning because we play with the direct and closest team to us to fight for promotion.”

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