Fulham are expecting a decent crowd for our second leg against Vetra at the Cottage tonight. The game itself shouldn’t really prove too important in the context of the tie, with the three goals we scored in Lithuania last week putting the Whites firmly in control.
There’s been some debate about what sort of side Roy Hodgson should field tonight. We know for certain that he won’t risk either Simon Davies or Toni Kallio as both will be aiming to try and be fit for the big kick-off at Portsmouth on August 15. But should Roy go for a full-strength team or give the youngsters a go? I’d give the first team another run out with the option of bringing on a few of the fringe players in the second half.
Goals for the likes of Zamora and Andy Johnson could do their confidence the world of good. Apologies that it’s only a short preview this afternoon as I’m off out in a couple of minutes and will be unable to post anything more substantial before the kick off. A reminder that tonight’s game is live on ITV4 if you can’t make it down to the Cottage.
MY FULHAM XI (4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Konchesky, Hughes, Hangeland; Etuhu, Murphy, Gera, Dempsey; A. Johnson, Zamora. Subs: Zuberbuhler, Baird, Smalling, Riise, Seol, Nevland, E. Johnson.