Bobby Zamora and Moussa Dembele have been left in London to recover from their illnesses as Fulham prepare to take on Odense in Denmark tomorrow night.
The two forwards are expected to be fit to face QPR on Sunday, leaving Martin Jol will a decision to make as to who will partner the fit again Andy Johnson up front. Orlando Sa is his preferred choice, although the Portuguese striker will have to shake off a knock to play – with Clint Dempsey another option. Defender Aaron Hughes has also remained in London as he aims to recover from a knee problem in time to return to action for the local derby at the weekend.
Andy Johnson is fine but Mousa Dembele and Bobby Zamora stayed behind in London. As you know Bobby was ill last weekend and Mousa fell ill on Monday and we had to send him home.
Bobby started training again on Tuesday but he’s not 100% yet so it’s better that he’s ready for our next game against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. The Medical team thought it would be a very good idea to load him with some extra sessions instead of playing over here.
I would have brought Bobby and Mousa with me if they were fit but we’ve got enough players up front. Orlando Sa has a little problem but he will train tonight and hopefully he’ll be 100%. Even if he’s not I’ve still got Clint Dempsey and Andrew Johnson so I don’t see a problem.
Jol wants his side to claim their first Europa League stage win tomorrow night, but knows it won’t be easy.
Danish teams are always good footballing teams but we’ve got a good team and we’ve got a good record in Europa, home and away. We’ve had a lot of draws so far this season and as you know, when Bobby has played, he’s scored goals. Andrew Johnson is fit again now so I’m confident we’ve got goals and enough quality in the Team. We need a result on Thursday night.