Bobby Zamora is back in the Fulham squad for tomorrow night’s Europa League clash with Odense.
Martin Jol had left the England striker out of the matchday squad for Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Swansea and rumours circulated of a fall out between Zamora and his manager. With Andy Johnson suspended after his sending off in the 1-0 defeat by Twente and Bryan Ruiz ineligible, it looks likely that Zamora will start up front.
Chris Baird, who has missed Fulham’s last three games for personal reasons, is back in the squad as is Damien Duff, who has recovered from the calf injury that forced him off early against Twente. Captain Danny Murphy will not be available as he continues to recover from the ankle injury sustained in the dying minutes of last week’s win over Liverpool, while the make-or-break tie against Odense also comes too soon for Steve Sidwell, who is still recuperating from a hernia operation.
Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer will undergo a late fitness test after falling awkwardly at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday – with Philippines international Neil Etheridge on standby for his first start for the club.