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Fulham welcome Notts Forest ~ Ch. Team News MD31

last updated Monday 13th February 2017, 6:25 PM

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Fulham vrs Nottingham Forest

Championship Match Day 31 1617 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 14th February 2017     KO: 19:45

Referee: James Linington (Newport, I.O.W.)


Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham defender Denis Odoi will likely deputise for the suspended Ryan Fredericks when Nottingham Forest visit Craven Cottage.

Odoi replaced the right-back and scored during their 3-2 win over Wigan, with Fredericks set to serve the second match of his three-game ban.

Centre-back Tomas Kalas will be assessed after missing Saturday's win with a hip problem.

Neeskens Kebano, who came off the bench to score the winner last weekend, is pushing for a start.

Prior to their most recent league meeting at Craven Cottage (a 3-1 win for Forest last May), Fulham had gone five games unbeaten against Forest on home soil (W2 D3).

No Championship player has provided more assists this calendar year than Tom Cairney (4, level with Pablo Hernandez and Anthony Knockaert).

Nottingham Forest
Nottm Forest manager Gary Brazil
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Forest have been dealt an injury blow with the news that goalkeeper Stephen Henderson has undergone Achilles surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

Henderson had to be carried off on a stretcher midway through the first half of the defeat at Norwich on Saturday, suffering the injury attempting to keep out the Canaries' third goal.

Vladimir Stojkovic is likely to replace the Irishman but Reds boss Gary Brazil also has youngsters Dimitar Evtimov and Jordan Smith available.

Full-back Eric Lichaj is suspended after his red card at Carrow Road but fellow defenders Michael Mancienne and Matt Mills (groin) are close to returning. Mancienne trained on Monday after a slight injury ruled him out at the weekend and he will be assessed.

On-loan striker Ross McCormack returns to Craven Cottage for the first time since leaving Fulham to join Aston Villa for £12m in August.

Forest have scored 14 goals across their last five league meetings with Fulham (2.8 per game).

Ross McCormack scored on his league debut for Forest in their last match against Norwich - the Scotsman scored 38 league goals and provided 18 assists for their opponents Fulham between 2014 and 2016.

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