Team news ahead of Fulham vs Sunderland, a 2pm Premier League kick-off this afternoon. The match at Craven Cottage won’t be screened live in the UK.
Martin Jol’s Fulham will be missing striker Andrew Johnson with an adductor injury that has kept him out of the last few games.
Simon Davies (hip), Zdenek Grygera (knee), Bryan Ruiz (foot) and Steve Sidwell (hernia) are all out and won’t play again this season.
For Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland, defender John O’Shea and striker Nicklas Bendtner will be given late fitness tests on their respective foot injuries picked up in training this week.
Craig Gardner is once again available for selection after serving his one-game suspension. Though Kieran Richardson and Sebastian Larsson won’t play again this season after undergoing surgery on their hernia injuries and although Titus Bramble has returned to training after his Achilles injury, he is short of fitness and won’t play today.
Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Stockdale, Kelly, Riise, Hangeland, Hughes, Baird, Briggs, Senderos, Murphy, Duff, Dempsey, Kacaniklic, Kasami, Etuhu, Frei, Pogrebnyak, Dembele, Sa.
Sunderland (from): Mignolet, Gordon, Bardsley, Bridge, Turner, O’Shea, Kilgallon, Kyrgiakos, Lynch, McClean, Vaughan, Cattermole, Gardner, Meyler, Colback, Sessegnon, Bendtner, Ji, Campbell.