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Thursday 18 October 2018 15:00

Slaviša Jokanović has had to deal with several injury concerns just eight games into the season, but the Fulham Head Coach is not one to sulk about such things.

Speaking in Thursday’s press conference, he said: “At the beginning of the season we’ve had some kind of problems, especially with the defensive players.

“We had a problem with Alfie [Mawson], with Denis [Odoi] who was suspended, with Tim Ream, with Timothy [Fosu-Mensah], with Joe Bryan.

“In the end, this sort of thing is normal for a professional football team, and you must work to find a solution.”

When asked about the trio of players who missed the Arsenal fixture prior to the international break, Jokanović revealed that only one of them is in contention for the weekend.

“At the moment we cannot use Joe Bryan and Tom Cairney for the next game,” he stated. “The other players are available for working with us.

“Timothy is working with us but he has a shoulder problem from the last game he played against Everton.

“Still he’s not 100 per cent available to play football, but you don’t need to be 100 per cent ready.

“You need to be strong, and with a clear mind you can help. He’s helped himself on the training ground, and he can be available to help us in the competitive games too.”

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