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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Newcastle United ~ FACup ~ 4thRnd ~ 23/24

last updated Saturday 27th January 2024, 11:09 AM

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Fulham versus Newcastle United

FA Cup Fourth Round 23/24 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 27th January 2024     KO: 19:00

Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)

Live on ITV4 and ITVX

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Fulham's Africa Cup of Nations trio Fode Ballo-Toure, Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi will not be back at Silva's disposal just yet, as both Senegal and Nigeria made it through to the knockout stages, while Adama Traore's thigh is still giving him grief.

Given the 72-hour turnaround, a return to the matchday squad is considered highly unlikely for Traore, and while Silva did not lose any more players to injury in their EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Liverpool, fatigue may force a few alterations.

Wilson, Kenny Tete and Harrison Reed are among Wednesday's benched players who should force their way into Silva's thinking, while Leno ought to pass the goalkeeper's gloves over to Marek Rodak, as was the case against Rotherham.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Wilson, Pereira, Decordova-Reid; Jimenez

Newcastle United

Newcastle United coach Eddie Howe
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Newcastle midfielder Joelinton's season could very well be over after he underwent surgery on a thigh injury, while none of Sandro Tonali (suspended), Nick Pope (shoulder), Elliot Anderson (back), Joe Willock (calf), Harvey Barnes (foot) or Matt Targett (thigh) will be back for round four. Jacob Murphy (shoulder) is back in training though.

Howe also does not anticipate Callum Wilson returning from his calf concern in time for Saturday's game - next Tuesday's meeting with Aston Villa is a more realistic comeback date - but Tino Livramento should return from the illness which kept him out of the loss to City.

The latter's fellow right-back Kieran Trippier was the subject of interest from Bayern Munich mere days ago, but the German champions have now ended their pursuit of the England international, who should lead the Magpies out as captain at Craven Cottage.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Source Ben Knapton at SportsMole
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