Mawson Nearing Cottagers Return

Mawson Nearing Cottagers Return

Fulham interim boss Scott Parker could be able to call upon Alfie Mawson for Saturday’s arrival of Cardiff City at Craven Cottage. The former Swansea City star has been out on the sidelines with a long-term knee injury but the centre-back is nearing a return and could be ready to face a Cardiff side battling for Premier League survival.

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Meanwhile, Tom Cairney should be available again after the midfielder missed last weekend’s victory at Bournemouth following the birth of his child. Andre Schurrle may be forced to sit out Saturday’s game as his wife is due to have their baby.

On-loan Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah will miss the arrival of the Bluebirds as he continues his recovery from a knee ligament problem, while goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli (knee) and midfielder Lazar Markovic (calf) are also working their way back to fitness. Provisional squad: Rico, Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Le Marchand, Bryan, Sessegnon, Babel, Seri, Zambo, Mitrovic, Fabri, Christie, Kebano, Cairney, Nordtveit, Elliott, Ayite, Mawson, Schurrle.

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