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Fulham team news: Four missing but four could return for Cottagers

Fulham entertain Preston North End in a big Championship clash on Saturday afternoon and could have four men back for the clash, according to BBC Sport.

The Cottagers go into the match five points off second placed Leeds United in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League, and a win here would do their chances of going straight up the power of good.

Fulham embark on the contest off the back of a last-gasp win over Swansea City on Wednesday evening, and if they can build on that victory they will crank up the heat on the two sides above then heading into the final 10 matches of the campaign.

Given the short turnaround between the game with the Swans and this one, Cottagers boss Scott Parker is expected to make a few changes to his starting XI, in a bid to keep everyone fresh for the run-in to the end of the season.

Among the players who could come into the Fulham side are Steven Sessegnon, Aboubakar Kamara, Stefan Johansen and Kevin McDonald.

Parker will have to do without four Cottagers players when his team entertain a Preston side who are pushing for a place in the play-offs themselves, and should they win at Craven Cottage they would move within a point of the Londoners.

The Fulham boss will miss Alfie Mawson, Harrison Reed, Maxime le Marchand and Josh Onomah, all of whom remain on the sidelines with injuries.

The Cottagers have won six of their last eight matches in all competitions, a run which has seen them move back into third place in the Championship table.

All of those victories have come by a solitary goal however, so Parker could be looking at his side to be a little more convincing over the remainder of the matches, in order to make their lives a little easier.

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