Middlesbrough have been handed an enormous enhance forward of their conflict with Fulham on Friday night time after Aleksandar Mitrovic was dominated out for 3 weeks with ankle ligament harm. The Serbian striker was taken off on a stretcher through the last phases of their 1-Zero win over Fulham on Saturday. Mitrovic has weighed in with 18 objectives in 26 Championship matches for Fulham, scoring 44% of their whole objectives within the league this time period. Scott Parker confirmed after the match that preliminary “did not look good” however has offered an damage replace forward of their Friday night time match in opposition to Middlesbrough. Learn Extra
“Initially, we had been nervous and he left the stadium in a boot however he is fairly sturdy,” stated Parker. “It’s not supreme when your main goalscorer will get injured. “We had been apprehensive it might need be a bit of bit longer however, though there may be harm there, we hope we are able to flip him round in just a few weeks.” Learn Extra
While the information that the 25-year-old shall be lacking for weeks, quite than months, is optimistic information, it would show an enormous blow for Fulham who should handle with out their high goal-scorer. Mitrovic is prone to miss Championship matches in opposition to Middlesbrough , Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield City, in addition to Fulham’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Manchester Metropolis. With Fulham sat fourth within the Championship desk, seven factors behind second-placed Leeds United and three factors away from Swansea Metropolis in seventh, Parker’s facet are getting into a vital interval of the season with out their star man.
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Middlesbrough, in the meantime, can go six Championship matches unbeaten at Craven Cottage. The 2 sides drew 0-Zero earlier within the season on the Riverside Stadium, with Fulham pressured to play a big portion of the match with ten males after goalkeeper Marek Rodak was despatched off.