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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham visit Bristol City ~ Cham MD09 21/22

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Bristol City vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 09 21/22 at Ashton Gate

Saturday 25th September 2021    KO: 15:00

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Fulham manager Marco Silva made sweeping changes to his Fulham side for the Leeds game, and the players who missed out could all return to the starting lineup.

Muniz will likely start among the replacements, allowing for Aleksandar Mitrovic to lead the line, but Harrison Reed is pushing for a recall in midfield.

Neeskens Kebano is also in contention for another opportunity in the league after a lively outing against the Premier League side.

Silva said: “Fabio Carvalho has started running on the pitch; but it’s longer than I expected and wanted, to be honest.

“He took some steps back and we want to make sure he doesn’t step back again. We hope next week he can start working with the team.”

The good news for Cairney is he’s made “some progress” with a knee problem that has kept him out since December 2020.

Kongolo, who has made just four appearances since January 2020, is being lined up for a return to action with the Under-23s.

On Cairney, Silva said: “He made some progress. Not big, big progress to be honest, but he’s on the (training) pitch already. We need to be calm to see him 100% fit.

“As for Kongolo, he needs more time for his best physical condition. But he’s ready to play some games with the Under-23s and he’s been working with the team.

“He’s in better shape and he needs games and minutes.”

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Gazzaniga; Odoi, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Seri, Chalobah; Wilson, Decordova-Reid, Kebano; Mitrovic

Bristol City
Bristol City coach Nigel Pearson
Bristol City coach
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Bristol City boss Pearson will almost certainly stick with the 3-5-2 formation which proved to be effective against QPR last weekend.

George Tanner will keep his place at right wing-back after starring on his debut, while Cameron Pring could feature in a back three if Nathan Baker fails to recover from an ankle injury.

Bristol City possible starting lineup:
Bentley; Kalas, Atkinson, Pring; Tanner, James, Bakinson, Dasilva; Massengo; Martin, Weimann

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