Kamara could be out of Fulham’s Friday clash


Fulham boss Scott Parker isn't sure if Aboubakar Kamara will be fit to face Swansea on Friday after the forward rolled his ankle in Tuesday's win over Derby.

Parker kept Kamara in his starting line-up for the midweek visit of Derby County to Craven Cottage and the striker, who played off the right-hand side of a three-man attack, set up his side’s opening goal in a comfortable 3-0 win.

Parker accommodated the return from suspension of the Championship’s top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, who bagged his 13th of the season later in the first half.

Kamara sent in the cross from which Bobby Decordova-Reid poked home the opener as Fulham moved up to third in the Championship.

But the one negative on what was a very good night for the Cottagers was the injury sustained by Kamara in the early stages of the second period, which forced him off after 54 minutes.

Parker addressed it in his post-match press conference when he was asked about the striker’s welfare.

“It’s too early at the moment,” he told the club’s official website. “But it looked like he’s rolled his ankle. We’ll assess it tomorrow morning.”

The games are coming thick and fast for Fulham this week, with their trip to south Wales to face fellow promotion chasers Swansea City up next on Friday night.

Kamara would be an automatic choice for that game based on his recent displays, which include a two-goal burst in Fulham’s win over Queens Park Rangers last Friday night.

“He’s had to wait a long time to get his opportunity and you only take those opportunities to score two goals and perform like he did tonight if you prepare right,” added Parker, who could also be without Reid.

The on-loan Cardiff City midfielder was also substituted during the second half of the match at Craven Cottage although it is thought that he had just suffered a knock.

Meanwhile, Swansea are facing their own injury problems ahead of the game at Liberty Stadium.