Fulham’s Reed faces late fitness test

Fulham will wait until the last moment before deciding whether Harrison Reed plays any part against Burnley on Monday night.

The Whites could find themselves relegated if they lose to the Clarets, and Scott Parker wants all the available troops he can muster in a game set to decide the club’s fate, including the midfielder.

Parker said: “Harrison had an ankle problem, but the physios have worked really well with him.

“Today was his first day of light training, but he’ll be touch and go.”

Tom Cairney continued to make good progress on his long-standing knee injury, and is still training with the squad, but Monday evening is a bit too soon.

“Hopefully, Tom can play a part in the next week or two,” Parker added.

The head coach reckoned there would be a different conversation on Tuesday about the club’s future if his side lose, but insisted, there was still a sliver of hope.

He said: “I really liked us at Chelsea even though we lost.

“Burnley are a tough side that have navigated their way around this division, and if we’re even a minute like we were in the FA Cup tie (In January when Fulham lost 3-0 at home to Burnley) the same outcome will happen.”