Fulham to face Dnipro in play-off

Fulham will take on Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Europa League qualifying play-off stage.

Craven Cottage will host the first leg on 18 August, with the return match at the Dnipro Arena – where England played Ukraine in 2009 – seven days later. 

The winner of the tie will qualify for the group stage proper, which gets underway on 15 September

Martin Jol’s men will face an emerging team that has been put together courtesy of a major cash injection.

Dnipro’s signings this year have included highly-rated Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom and they are reported to have made a £6m bid for Blackburn target man Nikola Kalinic.

Fulham’s progression to the play-offs was secured by Thursday’s 2-0 win against RNK Split in the third qualifying round.