Mitrovic fit to return for Fulham cup tie

Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to return to the Fulham squad for Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Leeds at Craven Cottage.

The Serbia striker has missed the Whites’ past two matches, against Brighton and Wolves, with a hamstring problem.

But has been cleared to face Leeds, who secured a crucial win over fellow Premier League strugglers Southampton at the weekend.

“From the last game the squad is the same, with Mitro the only change as he is now available for tomorrow’s match,” boss Marco Silva said.

“Only Tom Cairney and Neeskens Kebano are unavaialble.”

Harrison Reed has also been passed fit to be in the squad after going off at half-time against Wolves with an ankle injury.

The midfielder has been a key element of Silva’s side this season alongside Joao Palhinha.

“He will be involved. Let’s see whether it is from the start or not,” Silva said.

“He twisted his ankle in that moment of the game but at half-time we wanted to change some things, so it was tactical as well, but I felt he wasn’t at this best because of the ankle.

“But he trained this morning with the team and had a good session so he is good to go.”

Fulham are looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2010.

Silva admits he is unsure what kind of Leeds side they will face as the Yorkshire club’s focus might be on Premier League survival under the leadership of new boss Javi Gracia.

“If you want to analyse Leeds under Javi, well I know him, my staff know him as well,” Silva said.

“But we have only one game to look at. But we know what Leeds can do and the quality they have around and the energy they play with.

“They have a good mix of experience and quality young players.”