Fulham v Charlton preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's FA Cup third-round clash between Fulham and Charlton Athletic at Craven Cottage.

Last Updated: 07/01/12 at 15:03

Johnson: Misses out for Fulham

Johnson: Misses out for Fulham

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Andrew Johnson will again be missing for Fulham.

The 30-year-old striker has missed recent matches with a groin complaint and will be sidelined again on Saturday, although he could return next week.

Fulham midfielder Simon Davies (back) misses out but is set to play for the reserves next week, while goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (spine) is making steady progress and should return in three weeks.

Charlton will be without goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

Hamer was sent off against Leyton Orient on New Year's Eve but was able to face Brentford on Monday after Charlton appealed against the decision.

That appeal was turned down by the Football Association on Wednesday so Hamer misses out at Craven Cottage due to a one-match ban, meaning John Sullivan will step in.

Sullivan may well have played anyway with boss Chris Powell set to rotate his promotion-chasing squad and include the likes of Cedric Evina, Paul Hayes, Jason Euell and Leon Cort.

New striker Leon Clarke is cup-tied, Dale Stephens (ankle) is expected to miss out again and Hogan Ephraim has gone back to QPR, but fellow midfielder Darel Russell is available after extending his loan from Preston.

Fulham (from): Stockdale, Etheridge, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise, Kelly, Frei, Sidwell, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Ruiz, Dembele, Sa, Duff, Hughes, Baird, Kasami, Zamora.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

FA Cup Fixtures

Tuesday, 03 February 2015
19:45
Fulham v S'land  
Man Utd v Cambridge Utd  
Sheff Utd v Preston  
Wednesday, 04 February 2015
Bolton v Liverpool  
Saturday, 14 February 2015
15:00
Arsenal v M'boro  
A Villa v Leicester  
Blackburn v Stoke  
Bradford v Sunderland/
Fulham
 
C Palace v Liverpool/
Bolton
 
Derby v Reading  

Footer 365

Transfer news: Samuel Eto'o leaves Everton for Sampdoria on free transfer

Samuel Eto'o has completed his free transfer from Everton to Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Premier League: Stoke striker Bojan will miss remainder of the season through injury

Stoke forward Bojan will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a knee ligament injury against Rochdale.

Sky sources: Football Association to endorse Prince Ali's bid for FIFA presidency

Sky sources understand the Football Association will back Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's bid to become FIFA president.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company