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Fulham versus Rotherham United

FA Cup Third Round 23/24 at Craven Cottage

Friday 5th January 2024     KO: 19:30

Referee: Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
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Fulham will be without Nigerian duo Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi, as well as Senegalese defender Fode Ballo-Toure, as they are all away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Tim Ream and Adama Traore are also unavailable as they continue to recover from respective calf and thigh injuries, although both players are hoping to return to action at some stage this month.

With one eye on next week's EFL Cup semi-final clash at Liverpool, Silva is expected to rotate his side on Friday, with the likes of Marek Rodak, Issa Diop, Harrison Reed, Sasa Lukic and Rodrigo Muniz all pushing to start.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak; Tete, Adarabioyo, Diop, Robinson; Lukic, Reed; Wilson, Pereira, Decordova-Reid; Muniz

Rotherham United

Rotherham United coach Leam Richardson
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Rotherham's Lee Peltier, Tyler Blackett and Cameron Humphreys all remain sidelined with hamstring problems, while Grant Hall (hip), Fred Onyedinma (muscle), Andre Green (Achilles) and Shane Ferguson (hernia) are also nursing injuries.

Richardson is expected to stick with a five-man defence including centre-back trio Morrison, Hakeem Odoffin and Sebastian Revan, with Dexter Lembikisa and Cohen Bramall set to operate as wing-backs.

Jordan Hugill is Rotherham's joint-top scorer this season with just three goals, and the target man will be looking to force his way back into he first XI ahead of either Eaves or Sam Nombe after beginning as a substitute last time out.

Rotherham United possible starting lineup:
Johansson; Lembikisa, Odoffin, Morrison, Revan, Bramall; Rathbone, Tiehi, Clucas; Hugill, Nombe

Source Oliver Thomas at SportsMole
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