Fulham will give a late fitness test to Fernado Amorebieta ahead of Saturday's clash with Everton.
The Venezuelan defender is yet to feature since Rene Meulensteen took charge earlier this month after picking up an injury in the 3-0 defeat at West Ham - a loss that cost Martin Jol his job.
However, Amorebieta is back in training and could return to the squad if he comes through tomorrow's session without any setbacks.
Darren Bent is available again following a hamstring strain, but Meulensteen is without Brede Hangeland until January after his skipper went under the knife in a bid to clear up a sciatic nerve problem in his leg.
"We need to assess Fernando Amorebieta," said the Dutchman. "He’s close but we need to keep an eye on him and we’ll do that on Friday morning.
"Brede Hangeland had successful surgery recently which is good because that will clarify things and help us find a path and a way forward to get him back.”
Meanwhile, Meulensteen has urged his side to build on the morale-boosting win against Villa last time out when they travel to Merseyside.
Fulham have never won at Goodison Park, but the former Manchester United coach insists they head north full of confidence.
He added: “It’s an extra challenge and it should be extra motivation for us.
"But more important that we kick on from what we’ve achieved over the last two home games and carry a lot of the good things that we’ve created into the game against Everton.”