Fulham look set to be without Tom Cairney for the third match in a row against Ipswich tonight - and there are doubts over defender Michael Madl.

However, defensive midfielder Rohan Ince will almost certainly return to the starting line-up after he was ruled out against his parent club on Friday.

Lucky Ince.

At least, he was spared the 5-0 hammering by Brighton with boss Slavisa Jokanovic helplessly seething on the sidelines save the occasional despairing head shake as his side threw in the towel.

The Whites head coach has been critical of his side in the recent past. But after the Seagulls surrender let rip with all guns blazing.

“It was a completely disappointing performance,” Joka told the Fulham official website. “We only competed for 30 minutes. We made many mistakes and with each one we paid an expensive price.

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"All of our plans were undone and we didn’t show enough desire, spirit and competitiveness to get back in the game. We surrendered in the last 30 minutes of the game and it’s quite simple, we cannot repeat that performance.”

Whites had more than 2,300 fans at Brighton, although it looked more like 300 approaching the last two minutes, as west Londoners departed in droves.

“We didn’t show enough character for them and we didn’t show our maximum on the field," the head coach added.

“I’ve lost football games in my career but to lose in the way in which we lost on Friday night is simply unacceptable. It’s important in the next games and next season to show the character to bounce back from a result like against Brighton."

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