Cairney back in Fulham squad for QPR clash

Tom Cairney is in the Fulham squad for Saturday’s derby against QPR. 

The Whites captain, out since last December with a persistent knee problem, is likely to be on the bench.

Nathaniel Chalobah is also back in the squad, but Fabio Carvalho and Kenny Tete remain sidelined. 

“Tom Cairney will be involved,” said boss Marco Silva.

“He’s ready. He needs some physical conditioning, but it’s good to see him with a smile on his face.

“Fabio will be back next week in my opinion. Kenny is training – and maybe we’ll have him back next week as well.

“But Chalobah is ready, and apart from the long journeys they took, all the (seven) internationals are back and in good condition.”

Silva thinks QPR’s attacking style will make for an attractive game.

“They like to score goals. It will be an open game if they play like they have been doing,” he said.

“If they change, that’s up to them. We will play the same.”