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Fulham welcome Barnsley ~ Ch. Team News MD26

last updated Friday 13th January 2017, 4:58 PM

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Fulham v Barnsley

Championship Match Day 26 1617 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 14th January 2017    KO: 15:00

Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire)


Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham striker Chris Martin could return against Barnsley.

The on-loan striker has not figured since Boxing Day amid claims he wanted to return to parent club Derby, but boss Slavisa Jokanovic says he is now fit and available.

Jokanovic can also welcome back fit-again defenders Michael Madl and Tomas Kalas and midfielder Scott Parker.

Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano are on international duty at the African Nations Cup.

Fulham have won four of their last six home league games against Barnsley (D1 L1), though this is the first meeting between the sides at Craven Cottage since September 2000.

Fulham have taken five penalties in the Championship this season and missed four; the four penalties have been missed by a different player each time (Tom Cairney, Sone Aluko, Chris Martin and Stefan Johansen).
Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley manager
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Barnsley will be without leading goalscorer Sam Winnall as he closes in on a move to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Reds look set to sell Winnall, whose contract expires in the summer, to their local rivals so Newcastle loanee Adam Armstrong could start up front alongside Tom Bradshaw.

Head coach Paul Heckingbottom has no new injury or suspension worries and will otherwise choose from an unchanged squad.

Andy Yiadom is on international duty with Gabon while winger Saidy Janko and midfielder Sessi D'Almeida (knee) both remain sidelined.

The Tykes have kept one clean sheet in their last 15 away league games against Fulham, doing so in October 1969.

Conor Hourihane has 11 assists in the Championship this season - four more than any other player.

Hourihane has had a hand in nine goals in his last eight Championship games (two goals, seven assists).

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