Clint Dempsey and Dickson Etuhu will miss Tottenham trip through injury

Clint Dempsey and Dickson Etuhu will miss Fulham’s final game of the season at Tottenham on Sunday through injury.

Manager Martin Jol confirmed during yesterday’s pre-match press conference that Fulham’s top scorer has been ruled out of season-ending London derby through injury. The American midfielder has scored 23 goals during a remarkably potent campaign and the media have already written up his absence as confirming that Dempsey will be leaving Craven Cottage in the summer:

Clint is injured so he won’t play on Sunday. He’s got a problem with his left abductor so he won’t be involved.

Fulham will also be without Etuhu, another player rumoured to perhaps be on his way come the summer, after he injured his knee during training. Swedish winger Alex Kacaniklic, who has such an impressive second half of the season since returning from his loan spell at Watford, will have a late fitness test after being withdrawn from Friday’s training session as a precaution after complaining about a hamstring strain.