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Fulham v Cardiff preview

Fulham have doubts over Scott Parker and Mark Fotheringham ahead of the visit of Cardiff City.

Whites skipper Parker twisted his ankle during Tuesday night's Capital One Cup victory at neighbours Brentford while fellow midfielder Fotheringham suffered a hip injury and needs a scan.

Boss Felix Magath rotated his squad for the trip to Griffin Park but might be tempted to keep changes to a minimum this time after Fulham won their first game of the season at the fifth attempt.

Striker Adam Taggart is expected to miss out again with a back injury.

Cardiff striker Federico Macheda is set to make his league debut after his two-goal show in the Capital One Cup victory at Port Vale.

The Italian joined Cardiff on a free transfer earlier this summer after his contract with Manchester United came to an end, but until Tuesday's 3-2 win the former Birmingham loanee had been sidelined for a month with a back injury.

"Kiko will definitely be involved at Fulham, it is possible he will start," Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

Aron Gunnarsson is battling to be fit for Saturday after picking up an ankle injury against Wolves last weekend and summer signing Kagisho Dikgacoi stands by for his first league start if the Icelandic midfielder does not make it.