Fulham V Barnsley at Craven Cottage : Match Preview

21 December 2017
Fulham v Barnsley

Fulham's treatment room has emptied with three players back in training ahead of the visit of Barnsley.

Floyd Ayite, Neeskens Kebano and Lucas Piazon have all rejoined the first-team squad following spells out.

Winger Ayite is the likeliest to be available to face the Tykes after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Midfielder Kebano will be assessed after he missed the defeat at Sunderland with a calf problem, and Chelsea loanee Piazon needs to build up his fitness following a broken leg.

Barnsley will have Angus MacDonald back for the first game of their new era.

The Reds were taken over by a consortium including baseball pioneer Billy Beane this week and MacDonald could be involved after a bout of illness.

Matty Pearson is out, though, after tearing a calf in last week's draw with Brentford and he faces a month out.

Ryan Hedges (thigh) and Lloyd Isgrove (knee) remain sidelined but are getting closer to a return.