Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak has been named in Slovakia’s squad for their three World Cup qualifiers next month.

Rodak, who was part of Slovakia’s Euro 2020 squad but did not feature at the finals, is likely to be Stefan Tarkovic’s number one for the matches against Slovenia, Croatia and Cyprus as Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is unavailable after undergoing foot surgery over the summer and missing the start of the Premier League season.

The 24 year-old has played second fiddle to new signing Paulo Gazzaniga at Craven Cottage so far this season but is expected to get his chance to impress Marco Silva in tonight’s League Cup tie at Birmingham City. Rodak has won six senior caps for his country and excelled as Fulham were promoted from the Championship in 2019/20 but then had to watch most of last season from the bench after the Whites signed Alphonse Areola on loan.