Fulham could be unchanged from the side that defeated Newcastle United at the weekend as they face Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

Lucas Piazon misses out again as he recovers from a broken jaw, whilst manager Slavisa Jokanovic has provided updates on the fitness of Scott Parker and Floyd Ayite.

“Scott Parker has a back problem and will be outside of the squad,” the Serbian boss told the club’s official website.

“Floyd Ayite is very close to being in the team, too. The other people are ready for tomorrow’s game.”

Fulham sprung a surprise when they comprehensively outplayed Newcastle at St James’ Park on Saturday to further boost their own promotion hopes.

Two strikes from teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon, added to an early Tom Cairney goal, meant that the Cottagers gained ground on sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday, who they can overtake with a win tonight.

Standing in their way are Blackburn, who have put together a five-match unbeaten streak since Tony Mowbray took charge towards the end of February.

The former Celtic manager lamented the busy fixture schedule and whilst he should welcome back Craig Conway after the birth of his daughter, Mowbray has concerns over some key players ahead of the trip to London.

“We’ve got a couple of fatigue injuries with Charlie Mulgrew and Sam Gallagher picking up slight hamstrings,” the 53-year-old informed rovers.co.uk.

“Saturday was our fifth game in 15 days, Tuesday will be the sixth in 18 days, and Saturday will be the seventh in 22 days, they just keep on coming.”

Corry Evans, who has been absent since mid-January with a groin injury, will also sit out Tuesday’s clash.

Rovers know that avoiding defeat at Craven Cottage will take them out of the relegation zone and they could be as high as 18th position before the visit of Lancashire rivals Preston North End on Saturday.

Play-off chasing Fulham are favourites on paper for this one, but Blackburn are in good form, fighting for their lives and should make this a tight encounter.


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