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Should he wish, Roy Hodgson could opt for his first choice strike partnership again tomorrow.

That’s the headline team news ahead of our trip to Newcastle tomorrow. Andy Johnson, Fulham’s joint top scorer with seven goals, has been missing since he picked up a knee injury in the first half of our win over Stoke last month. Johnson failed a fitness test last weekend but has now recovered to be able to take his place in the squad for the game at St. James’ Park.

Bobby Zamora was only fit enough to manage a late cameo as a substitute in the win over Aston Villa on Saturday, but he has shrugged off a hip complaint and is contention to start. Whether he will or not is debatable, given how well Erik Nevland and Diomansy Kamara combined against Villa last weekend.

No surprise that Giles Barnes is still missing with an Achilles injury – and the odds on him joining Fulham on a permanent basis must now be lengthening by the day.