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Fulham welcome Preston North End - Team News Cham Md 37

last updated Friday 09th March 2018, 1:22 PM

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Preston North End vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 37 1718 at Deepdale

Saturday 10th March 2018,    KO: 15:00

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)


Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham will monitor Tomas Kalas ahead of the trip to Deepdale. Kalas has missed the last two games with a hip injury but has returned to training and boss Slavisa Jokanovic will assess him after Friday's session.

That is Jokanovic's only concern and he is unlikely to tinker with the side that breezed past Sheffield United on Tuesday.

That 3-0 success was their 14th Championship game without defeat, of which they have won 11.

Fulham have won three of their last four league visits to Deepdale (D1) since a 3-1 defeat in November 1997 with Lee Ashcroft scoring a hat-trick.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored four goals and assisted one in three previous matches against Preston in all competitions, scoring a brace in his last match at Deepdale for Newcastle in October 2016.

Of players to play alongside one another for at least 400 minutes in the Championship this season, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Stefan Johnsen are creating a chance for one another in the fewest average minutes (34 mins per chance created), with Johansen assisting two of Mitrovic's goals.

Preston North End
Preston North End manager Alex Neil
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Tom Clarke looks like being the only absentee for Preston when they face Fulham.

Clarke has returned to training after a knock but boss Alex Neil does not know whether he will be fit enough to feature against the in-form Cottagers.

Neil expects Paul Gallagher to be available after the midfielder was taken off in Tuesday's win over Bristol City after complaining of a tight hamstring.

Sean Maguire, who has been named in Ireland's squad for the forthcoming international friendlies, will be hoping for a start.

Preston have won one of their last 10 league matches against Fulham (D3 L6), a 1-0 win in October 2000.

Preston have lost just two of their last 20 Championship matches (W9 D9), although both defeats were at Deepdale (against Middlesbrough and Ipswich).

Preston have won five and drawn two of their last seven Championship home matches against sides starting the day in the top six - their last defeat of this kind came against Leeds in December 2016.

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