Simon Davies could play some part in Fulham’s FA Cup tie at Accrington on Saturday having successfully come through a week of training at Motspur Park.

The Welsh international has been missing since early December after aggrivating a foot injury in the Europa League win over CSKA Sofia but Roy Hodgson has welcomed the midfielder’s return as the absentees for Fulham’s fourth round trip to the Crown Ground mount up.

There will be no John Pantsil, Clint Dempsey, Paul Konchesky or Bobby Zamora. Simon Davies is a very welcome potential inclusion because he’s trained all week.
We’ve still got quite a strong squad to choose from despite the injuries to those four players and I’m hoping the Team that I put out there will be good enough to win the game. I’m certainly not contemplating wholesale changes.
Hodgson insists he won’t be taking the League Two side lightly.
We’re taking this game very seriously. Our main scout was at their game against Gillingham and came back with some very good words about them. He said they fully deserved to win the game and we know that we’ll start as favourites – we can’t deny that but it’ll be a tough ask even so because being favourites doesn’t win you the game – it’s about what you do on the field. I’ll field a very strong team and hope that we get through.
Hodgson is hoping for a repeat of last year’s FA Cup run, although perhaps without the thumping handed out by Manchester United in the quarter finals.
We did well last year but unfortunately came up against a rampant Manchester United but even so it was a nice experience and we’d very much like to repeat it. If we could go further then why not? We don’t dismiss our own chances – put it that way.
Whilst that dream remains and that ambition is still alive we’ll do everything to try and achieve that. We’re in a nice position in the league, we’re still looking fairly stable and we’re not playing that badly and there’s no reason whatsoever that we can’t perform on all fronts. That’s our attitude – we’ll be trying to win the game and get as far as we can and do the same in the Europa League and make certain we try and win every league game.
No question of the boys resting on their laurels then.