Fulham V Southampton at Craven Cottage : Match Preview

05 January 2018
Ayite to miss Cottagers' cup clash

Fulham winger Floyd Ayite is set to miss the visit of Southampton in the FA Cup.

Ayite limped off with a suspected hamstring injury during the 4-1 victory over Ipswich on Tuesday and could face another spell on the sidelines.

But fellow wide man Lucas Piazon is in line for his first start since August after a broken leg.

David Button is set for a run-out in goal while boss Slavisa Jokanovic will be considering further changes.

Defender Jeremy Pied has been added to Southampton's injury list ahead of their third-round clash at Craven Cottage.

French full-back Pied, who played the full 90 minutes as Saints lost to Crystal Palace on Tuesday, has suffered a leg problem, joining fellow defenders Wesley Hoedt (concussion) and Cedric Soares (hamstring) on the sidelines.

Top scorer Charlie Austin has completed a three-game ban but will continue to be absent due to a hamstring issue.