Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate would have been delighted by the spirited performance against Tottenham midweek, and by the fact he could rotate some players with the injury situation easing slightly.
Boro will, though, still be without defender Daniel Ayala who is expected to miss the next four weeks with an ankle injury. Britt Assombalonga is also a major doubt with his own ankle problem.
Anfernee Dijksteel (knee) remains unavailable but George Friend (tendon) and Ryan Shotton (ankle) are closing in on a return to action with both estimated to be back in contention within two weeks.
Middlesbrough’s Predicted XI To Face Fulham:
Pears, Spence, Howson, McNair, Fry, Coulson, Saville, Wing, Roberts, Fletcher, Tavernier
Fulham boss Scott Parker will be without Aleksandar Mitrovic due to an ankle injury, but other than that, his squad is at full strength.
Fulham’s Predicted XI:
Rodak, Christie, Hector, Ream, Kongolo, Cairney, McDonald, Johansen, Knockaert, Kamara, Cavaleiro
The bookies have Fulham as favourites with Betfred pricing them at 10/11 for the win. A draw is 13/5 with Coral while a Boro victory is 7/2 at William Hill.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to Fulham