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Fulham will be without five first-team players for Sunday’s FA Cup third round trip to Cardiff City.

The Whites will once again have to do without forward Chris Martin, who has refused to play for club since demanding a return to Derby County and the ending of his current loan deal. The striker has been left out of Fulham’s last two league fixtures against Reading and Brighton and Hove Albion.

With Tomas Kalas still sidelined by a hamstring problem and Michael Madl having not recovered from the illness that ruled him out of Monday’s defeat at the hands of Brighton, Ragnar Sigurdsson and Tim Ream will continue at the heart of the defence as they are Fulham’s only fit senior centre backs.

Slavisa Jokanovic is also without wingers Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano. The pair are preparing for the start of the African Cup of Nations with Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo respectively.