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  • May 4, 2013
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Fulham - Reading Preview: Hosts have not scored in last three games

A 0-0 draw with QPR ended Nigel Adkins's side's hopes of Premier League survival, but they could take pride against the Cottagers, who have not won in their last five games

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

FULHAM

Schwarzer
Manolev, Hangeland, Senderos, Richardson
Emanuelson, Frimpong, Enoh, Duff
Ruiz
Rodallega
READING

McCarthy
Gunter, Mariappa, Morrison, Kelly
Guthrie, Karacan
Blackman, McAnuff, McCleary
Pogrebynak

Fulham will be without Dimitar Berbatov (calf) for two weeks after being withdrawn during the loss to Everton last week.

Ashkan Dejagah (ankle), Mahamadou Diarra (knee) and Simon Davies (hip) are all sidelined, whilst Sascha Riether (ankle) is a doubt. Steve Sidwell (suspended) will not be seen for the remainder of the season, either.

The good news for Martin Jol is that winger Damien Duff should return from a thigh injury to take his place in the starting line-up.

Nigel Adkins will be without Jason Roberts (hip), Jimmy Kebe (groin), Adam Federici and Hope Akpan (both ankle) as Reading look to pick up their first win since February 2.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Fulham have failed to score in their previous three Premier League games, being behind at both half-time and full-time.
  • Steve Sidwell has the worst discipline in England's top flight, with seven yellow cards and two red.
  • Injured Dimitar Berbatov is the club's leading goalscorer with 13 league goals. Mladen Petric (pictured right) is second with five to his name.
  • Reading are the only team to average less than 40 per cent possession in the Premier League this season, scraping just 39%.
  • The Royals have kept the joint-fewest clean sheets in the league this season, along with Aston Villa and Wigan with five.
  • 10 of Reading's 37 league goals this season have been provided by substitutes, the most in the division.
  • Nigel Adkins's side have lost 11 of their past 12 away games.

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23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
3John Arne RiiseDefender
14Philippe SenderosDefender
5Brede HangelandDefender
20Sascha RietherMidfielder
14Georgios KaragounisMidfielder
16Damien DuffMidfielder
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
6Eyong EnohMidfielder
9Dimitar BerbatovStriker
11Bryan RuizStriker
38Neil EtheridgeGoalkeeper
18Aaron HughesDefender
25Stanislav ManolevDefender
35Emmanuel FrimpongMidfielder
15Kieran RichardsonMidfielder
11Alexander KacaniklicMidfielder
20Hugo RodallegaStriker
21Alex McCarthyGoalkeeper
2Chris GunterDefender
3Adrian MariappaDefender
15Sean MorrisonDefender
2Stephen KellyDefender
20Jem KaracanMidfielder
11Jobi McAnuffMidfielder
12Garath McClearyMidfielder
19Hal Robson-KanuMidfielder
35Danny GuthrieMidfielder
29Pavel PogrebnyakStriker
12Stuart TaylorGoalkeeper
26Alex PearceDefender
23 Ian HarteDefender
3Daniel CarricoDefender
9Adam Le FondreStriker
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