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Fulham welcome Huddersfield ~ Ch. Team News MD15

last updated Saturday 29th October 2016, 4:24 PM

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Fulham vrs Huddersfield

Championship Match Day 15 1617 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 29th October 2016    KO: 15:00

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)


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Tom Cairney will compete for a starting berth as Fulham host Huddersfield in the Sky Bet Championship.

The midfielder made a second-half cameo in Fulham's 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa last weekend after regaining full fitness.

Floyd Ayite could return after ankle trouble, having just failed to reach full fitness in time for the Villa trip.

On-loan Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas remains a doubt having missed the last month with a hamstring issue. Fulham are unbeaten in nine league games against the Terriers (W5 D4), since losing 1-0 in September 1993.

The Whites are winless in their last six home league games (D3 L3). They've not gone seven without a win at Craven Cottage since September 2013.

Fulham have conceded the first goal in each of their last six Championship games (W1 D2 L3).

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Huddersfield will be without suspended midfielder Jonathan Hogg, who serves a one-game ban after reaching five bookings for the season in last week's home win against Derby.

Australia international Aaron Mooy and Jack Payne are both in contention to return to the starting line-up in Hogg's absence.

Head coach David Wagner has confirmed he hopes to recall skipper Mark Hudson to the heart of defence, alongside Christopher Schindler.

Sean Scannell is doubtful due to the hip injury that kept him out last week and fellow forward Joe Lolley is still working his way back from a foot injury.

Huddersfield have scored just four goals in their last nine league trips to Craven Cottage.

Huddersfield have 28 points from their opening 14 games, their best start to a second-tier season since 1952-53 (29, assuming three for a win) when they were promoted to the top flight.

Just two of the Terriers' 16 league goals this season have come from a set-piece situation (12.5%), the lowest ratio in the Championship.

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