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Fulham welcome Norwich ~ Ch. Team News MD13

last updated Tuesday 18th October 2016, 2:31 PM

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Fulham vrs Norwich City

Championship Match Day 13 1617 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 18th October 2016    KO: 19:45

Referee: James Linington (Newport, IOW)


Slavisa Jokanovic
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Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald returns to the squad for the visit of Norwich.

McDonald has completed a three-match ban for his red card during the 4-0 home defeat by Bristol City last month.

Ryan Fredericks is fit after an ankle injury but may not be risked, while Tomas Kalas (hamstring) is a doubt and Floyd Ayite (ankle) is still missing.

Boss Slavisa Jokanovic could opt to stick with the side which ended a seven-game winless streak with a 4-2 victory at Barnsley on Saturday.

Fulham have only picked up five points at home this season, and have not won at Craven Cottage since beating Newcastle 1-0 in their first game of the campaign on 5 August.

Fulham have won their last six home league games against the Canaries, conceding just one goal in that time.

Fulham have won just one of their last seven league games (D3 L3), though that win did arrive in their most recent game (4-2 v Barnsley).

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney has created the most chances (39), as well as the most chances from open play (30), of any Championship player this season.

Norwich City
Norwich City Alex Neil
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Norwich will monitor the fitness of midfielders Robbie Brady and Jonny Howson.

Brady missed Saturday's 3-1 victory over Rotherham having been knocked unconscious while playing for the Republic of Ireland during the international break.

Howson also sat out at the weekend with an ankle injury as Norwich returned to the top of the table with a sixth win in seven league games.

Josh Murphy replaced twin Jacob, who has looked leggy in recent weeks, against the Millers and could be in line for a start.

Norwich have conceded 23 goals in their last nine away games at Fulham in all competitions; the last Norwich goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet there was Chris Woods in January 1986.

Norwich have taken 18 points from their last seven league games, the most of any Championship side in that time.

The Canaries have scored 14 goals via their midfielders in the Championship this season; at least five more than any other team so far.

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