Slaviša Jokanović will again be without three of his defenders when he takes Fulham back to Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
There was better news regarding Joe Bryan, though, with the ankle knock that forced his withdrawal on the opening day proving to be minor.
“Joe Bryan didn’t lose any sessions and he is going to be available,” Jokanović revealed in his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon.
“Right now we have a kind of problem with our centre-backs. Tim Ream hasn’t started working with us this week. Alfie Mawson, too, is still to start working with us. We expect Alfie is going to start working with us next Tuesday.
“Denis Odoi is suspended, but the positive news is that Floyd Ayité started working with us, but he needs to build up his condition.”