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Guthrie out of Wigan clash

Fulham will have to do without Danny Guthrie for their crunch clash with Wigan Athletic this evening.

The on-loan Reading midfielder picked up a calf problem in the 1-1 draw at Charlton on Tuesday night and will no play part in a clash that will have a huge bearing on the Championship drop zone.

Kit Symons took his squad to Craven Cottage on Thursday for training, with full-backs Jazz Richards and Jack Grimmer returning to the fold for the first time in a week after injury.

However, the manager admitted he’s inclined to leave Tim Hoogland holding down the slot, and save Richards for the second crucial game inside five days against Rotherham on Wednesday.

He said: “There were a few tired bodies on Tuesday but everyone came through OK. We’re looking quite strong.

“Jazz and Jack both trained, but I’m mindful of the time Jazz has been out, and we’ll wait and assess him.

“I’m also mindful of the magnitude of the game against Wigan, but we’ve got another next Wednesday.

Players’ welfare comes first, and there’s an element of risk you can take, but the player always comes first.”

Guthrie makes loan move

Midfielder Danny Guthrie has joined Fulham from Reading on loan.

Guthrie, whose contract expires this summer, has agreed terms with Kit Symons’ side to stay there until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old is expected to move away from Reading in the summer with Steve Clarke saying the signs were clear.

He said: “It is very clear to all concerned that Danny’s time at Reading Football Club is coming to an end this summer. When this opportunity presented itself it was only right to allow Danny the chance to play some matches.”

Guthrie has made two appearances for the Royals so far this season and has struggled with injuries.