Fulham's board are backing Slavisa Jokanovic in their tug of war over wantaway striker Chris Martin.

The Derby loanee has been unavailable for the Whites since the abandoned game against Reading on December 30.

The striker has claimed to be injured, however Jokanovic's medical team have yet to find an injury.

The Serbian has been unequivocal that Martin will remain at the club for the rest of the season and not return to the iPro Stadium and this has not changed.

“You know my position. My position is the club's and he will stay with us,” the Fulham boss said.

On strike: Chris Martin

“Yes (I've spoken to the owners and they agree with my stance on the issue).

“Generally this situation takes up so much energy and I have more important things to think about right now. I'm coaching 23 players. I don't have any intention to change my decision.”

Martin is still claiming to be injured and, as such, will miss the trip to Cardiff in the FA Cup third round.

Jokanovic added: “He is still injured – I am not a doctor. I am a football coach. My opinion is my opinion. I haven't gone to university to study it.”

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