Fulham have doubts over trio

Fulham have fitness doubts over midfielder Jimmy Bullard and defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Aaron Hughes for the FA Cup third round replay at League One Bristol Rovers.

Fulham have fitness doubts over midfielder Jimmy Bullard and defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Aaron Hughes for the FA Cup third round replay at League One Bristol Rovers.

Bullard has played only 16 minutes as a substitute against West Ham on Saturday after a knee ligament injury which kept him out for 16 months, while centre-back Bocanegra suffered a head injury at Upton Park and was replaced by Hughes – who still looked troubled by a calf injury.

Striker Diomansy Kamara is on African Nations Cup duty for Senegal, defender Elliott Omozusi is still out with an ankle injury and forward Hameur Bouazza has a dislocated shoulder – but goalkeeper Antti Niemi hopes to play despite nursing a shoulder injury.

Team (from): Niemi, Baird, Bocanegra, Stefanovic, Hughes, Konchesky, Smertin, Davis, Davies, Healy, Dempsey, Seol, Murphy, Volz, Christanval, Bullard, Warner, Batista.

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