Fulham are ready to hand a full debut to Diomansy Kamara in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Aston Villa, following the news that Brian McBride will be out until December after knee surgery.

Goalkeeper Antti Niemi misses out again with his wrist injury – new signing Kasey Keller is expected to be on the substitutes bench, with Tony Warner continuing in goal.

Hameur Bouazza is sidelined for around two weeks with a shoulder injury, while Aaron Hughes (ankle) is still two weeks away from fitness.