Marco Silva admits he is keeping his fingers crossed that Fulham’s Championship clash against Sheffield United goes ahead as planned on Monday night.

Several top flight and EFL games scheduled to take place this weekend have been postponed as a result of the omicron variant of coronavirus but, at present, Fulham have not been affected. Silva confirmed that he has a fully fit squad to choose from for the visit of the Blades, with only Jay Stansfield unlikely to feature as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

Silva told his pre-match press conference this afternoon:

“We are trying to do everything we can to avoid the situation. I am sure other clubs are doing the same, but even when you think you are doing everything well and doing everything to protect yourselves and the people around you never know what can happen. It is fingers crossed, but nothing has happened to us over the last few days or weeks but in London the situation is a lot different and I am sure every single club is doing their best but sometimes you just need some luck.”