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Newcastle v Fulham - Squad News

last updated Saturday 21st December 2002, 12:09 AM


Premiership - Newcastle v Fulham

15.00 - 21/12/2002

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Fulham are short of strikers for the busy Christmas and New Year programme, with Luis Boa Morte the latest forward to join the injury list.

The Portuguese international is out for a fortnight with a thigh strain and joins Louis Saha (hamstring), Facundo Sava (calf) and Barry Hayles (neck) on the sidelines.

But Steve Marlet is back after a three-game ban and is likely to play as a lone striker with Steed Malbranque just behind him.

Midfielder Lee Clark, who only returned from a long-term Achilles problem in October, faces another lengthy lay-off after tearing his calf.

And Junichi Inamoto is out for a month with medial ligament damage to his right ankle, so manager Jean Tigana has fewer options for his five-man midfield.

Fulham (from):

Edwin van der Sar(G), Maik Taylor(G),

Steve Finnan (D), Abdeslam Ouaddou(D/C),
Andy Melville(D/C), Alain Goma(D/C), Zat Knight(D/C),
Rufus Brevett(D), Pierre Wome(D),

Sean Davis(M/D), Martin Djetou(D/M),

Sylvain Legwinski(M), Bjarne Goldbaek(M),

Steed Malbranque(M/A),

Steve Marlet (A), Andrejs Stolcers(A).

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Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano faces a race against time to recover from his toe injury and be fit after missing the draw with Southampton.

Jermaine Jenas is likely to continue in midfield if the Peruvian is not fit while winger Hugo Viana has been ruled out for ten weeks as he needs a shoulder operation/

Defender Olivier Bernard is out with a knee problem so Aaron Hughes is set to play left back again.

Summer signing Titus Bramble has suffered another hamstring strain and has been ruled out.

Newcastle (from):

Shay Given(G), Steve Harper(G),

Andrew Griffin(D), Aaron Hughes(D), Robbie Elliott(D),
Andrew O'Brien(D), Nikos Dabizas(D), Steve Caldwel(D)l,

Gary Speed(M), Kieron Dyer(M), Laurent Robert(M),
Nolberto Solano(M), Jermaine Jenas(M),
Clarence Acuna(M), Brian Kerr(M),

Alan Shearer(A), Craig Bellamy(A),
Shola Ameobi(A), Tresor Lomanao LuaLua(A).

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