Fulham will be without Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano for the trip to Sunderland, while it is also too soon for Lucas Piazon to feature.

Ayite and Kebano are suffering with hamstring injuries, while the Chelsea loanee has just returned to first team training after breaking his leg.

And although they won't be available for Saturday, Slavisa Jokanovic expects the three players to start training fully with the side imminently.

He said: “At the moment we are without Floyd and Kebano- they are not ready for the Sunderland game.

“Great news for us is that Lucas Piazon has started working with the team. This is the best news for us this week.

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"​It’s been positive, but we are a little bit careful with him and don’t want to push him. He looked comfortable with and without the ball, and he is satisfied with his progress.

“I believe Lucas will be ready to join in with 100 per cent of the training next week, and Kebano too. We expect he is going to be available soon, like Floyd too.

“Now it is a question of a few days, and all these three players can be entirely available for the few games at the end of this year.”