Mitrovic and Lemina back but Kongolo sidelined again

Fulham have Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mario Lemina back in their squad for the visit of Manchester United but there’s more bad news for Terence Kongolo.

The Netherlands international has played a mere 67 minutes this season, and that was in the FA Cup win over QPR, and he has now been sidelined by another injury.

Head coach Scott Parker has nothing but sympathy for the defender.

Parker said: “He got a bit of knock in training the day before the Chelsea game and felt his hamstring.

“When players have had long lay-offs there’s a balance between work and not getting injured again, and he’s not been lucky.

“It’s a shame Terence has had a bit of a setback, but it’s nothing too serious I think, and he should be back in a few weeks.

“Mario Lemina is available and he’ll be in the squad.”

Striker Mitrovic returns after tweaking a hamstring late on in that win over QPR that went to extra time.

He missed the matches against Tottenham and Chelsea, but Parker is ready to send him out to battle against United.

Parker said: “Aleks is fit again after a bit of a hamstring he picked up against QPR.

“He’s been off the grass for the last couple of days but he’ll be back for this one.”