Fulham set for double boost


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Fulham’s January captures, Harvard Nordveit and Lazar Markovic, are close to full fitness and may be available for the trip to West Ham next Friday.

Defensive midfielder Nordveit, who managed 16 appearances for the Hammers in the 2016-17 season, joined the Cottagers on loan from Hoffenheim for the rest of the season but arrived carrying an injury.

Fulham’s manager of first team medical and sports science, Marco Cesarini, has told the club website that the Norwegian has been placed on a specific programme and should be fit to face West Ham.

The club have take a similar approach with Serbian winger Markovic as he arrived on a free transfer from Liverpool lacking match fitness.

Markovic has played just six Under-23 games for the Reds this season but could make his first senior outing at West Ham.

Midfielder Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa, an unused substitute in the defeat to Manchester United last time out, has been cleared to play.

The news is less positive on keeper Marcus Bettinelli as he is set to miss the rest of the campaign following knee surgery.

Defender Alfie Mawson also has a serious knee injury but may be able to make a return to action before the season ends.

Fulham are 4.00 to win at West Ham, a victory for the hosts is 1.91 and a draw is 3.75.

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