Aleksandar Mitrovic will serve a three-match suspension after being banned for violent conduct following his elbow on Leeds’ Ben White during Saturday’s defeat by Leeds United.
The incident was missed by the match officials, but the FA deemed it serious enough to take retrospective action. That means Mitrovic, who is Fulham’s top scorer with 23 goals in 36 appearances, will now miss Fulham’s derby with QPR tomorrow night and the following fixtures against Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest.
Fulham boss Scott Parker now weighs a conundrum over who to field up front as he seeks a first win after lockdown. In the continuing absence of Aboubakar Kamara, who scored twice against QPR earlier this season when Mitrovic was suspended, the favourite would be Bobby Decordova-Reid, but Parker could opt for teenage striker Jay Stansfield, who he has promoted to the first team previously this term.
I was hoping AK would be fit as he deserves his chance again. However, if he’s not then why not give the kid a go?