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Jay Stansfield has undergone knee surgery and will be out ‘for a few weeks’, according to Fulham head coach Marco Silva.

The teenage striker, who scored his first senior goal with a stunning strike at Birmingham City in the League Cup in August, has been in brilliant form for Fulham’s youth sides this season. He scored three goals in five appearances for Fulham’s under 23s, who currently lead the second division table by seven points, as well as featuring for the under 18 side earlier in the campaign. Stansfield received a call-up for England’s under 20 side, for whom he scored against the Czech Republic in the Elite League last month, but now faces a significant spell on the sidelines.

The nineteen year old, signed from Exeter City’s academy in August 2019, has already battled back from ankle surgery, which kept him sidelined for five months last year. Silva revealed during his pre-match press conference this afternoon that his promising striker picked up the injury in training at Motspur Park earlier this week:

“We have a situation with Jay. Two days ago he got an injury. He had surgery on his knee yesterday and he will be out for a few weeks.”