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Woodrow

Cauley Woodrow has been told he can leave Fulham in the January transfer window, according to a report from West London Sport this afternoon.

The England under-21 striker has made just a single league start for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side this season – against Cardiff City in September – and has seen his first-team chances dwindle since Chris Martin arrived on loan from Derby County at the end of August. Woodrow did score twice in Fulham’s EFL Cup win over Leyton Orient, but he missed a penalty as the Whites went out to Bristol City later in the competition, and has recently struggled to make the bench.

Woodrow, who enjoyed great success at youth level after joining Fulham from Luton in 2011 winning the Dallas Cup and helping the young Whites to an FA Youth Cup final in 2014, has made just 28 senior starts since being handed a surprise first-team debut by Felix Magath at Cardiff in April 2014. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on the final day of the season after the club’s relegation for the Premier League was confirmed, but his opportunities were limited by the arrival of Ross McCormack and the emergence of his youth team strike partner Moussa Dembele.

The 22 year-old has recently had to settle for sporadic game time in Fulham’s under 23 side and his position in the club’s current striking hierarchy was reflected by the fact that current youth team hotshot Stevie Humphrys was picked ahead of him on the bench for Saturday’s draw with Derby.