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Fulham captain Tom Cairney could face Queens Park Rangers tomorrow after being passed fit for the local derby following a lengthy absence with persistent knee trouble.

The playmaker, who has been sidelined since last December having aggravated a knee injury during his first training session under new boss Marco Silva this summer, came through a full week of training this week and Silva confirmed that the 30 year-old will be in his squad for the lunchtime kick off at Craven Cottage. The Scottish international is likely to be amongst the substitutes.

Silva told his pre-match press conference earlier this afternoon:

“Tom Cairney will be involved. He’s ready. He needs some physical conditioning, but it’s good to see him with a smile on his face.”

Nathaniel Chalobah is also available again after missing the defeat at Coventry prior to the international break through injury, but Fabio Carvalho and Kenny Tete are not quite ready to return to first team action.

“Fabio will be back next week in my opinion. Kenny is training – and maybe we’ll have him back next week as well. But Chalobah is ready, and apart from the long journeys they took, all the internationals are back and in good condition.”