Kalas ruled out of Fulham’s trip to Reading

Fulham will again be without centre-back Tomas Kalas for their trip to Reading on Friday night.

The on-loan Chelsea defender is still struggling with a hamstring injury picked up in the 2-2 draw with Derby earlier this month.

Kalas was forced to miss the Boxing Day win at Ipswich and will also sit out the visit to the Madejski Stadium.

It is his second spell on the sidelines after a similar injury saw him miss six matches during September and October, when Fulham failed to keep a clean sheet.

Slavisa Jokanovic otherwise has a full squad to choose from, and hinted at changes to his line-up to keep his squad fresh during the busy Christmas period.

Third-placed Reading could restore former Brentford man John Swift to their line-up, after he made his return from injury as a substitute on Boxing Day.