No way back for Christie at Fulham despite Tete injury

Fulham unexpectedly need a right-back – but it won’t be Cyrus Christie, who has no future at Craven Cottage. 

The Republic of Ireland international, 28, has featured only sparingly since he joined in January 2018, and he spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest.

He was relegated to playing for the Under-23s last week and boss Marco Silva has confirmed that Christie has been told to look for another club.

Silva said: “Cyrus is not part of our plans. He knows already of my decision and he knew this maybe three or four weeks ago, and he’s trying to get his future done.”

Fulham suffered the loss of right-back Kenny Tete to a hamstring injury against Hull last week.

The problem is more serious than was first thought and the club are therefore looking to bring in another right-back before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

Silva explained: “The injury to Kenny Tete changes our plans. We didn’t expect to have to get someone in, but we have to try and get someone in for that position.

“Kenny is going to be out longer than we thought. It’s more serious than we first thought.”