Fulham manager Chris Coleman will again be without captain Luis Boa Morte as they prepare to face unbeaten Aston Villa.

The Portuguese winger fractured his cheekbone in the goalless draw at Tottenham last month and is not expected to return until early November. The Whites will also be missing Simon Elliott and Mark Pembridge, who both have calf complaints, and Philippe Christanval, who has been ruled out with a knee injury. Jimmy Bullard is expected to miss the remainder of the season after his horrific knee injury at Newcastle.

Coleman is expected to include Swedish striker Bjorn Runstrom and young centre back Gabriel Zakuani, who joined from Leyton Orient in the summer, to his squad for the trip to Villa Park as Fulham are down to the bare bones.