Fulham will be without striker Collins John for Saturday’s crunch clash against Derby County after the Dutchman was struck down by a fever.

The Cottagers’ absentee list was already a lengthy one, with seven experienced players unavailable to manager Lawrie Sanchez.

Lee Cook (knee), Brian McBride (knee), Moritz Volz (groin), Jimmy Bullard (knee), Philippe Christanval (knee), Simon Elliott (calf) and Ian Pearce (calf) are all still sidelined.