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Scott Parker says Fulham will monitor Aleksandar Mitrovic on a “day to day basis” but admits he might not be available for Tuesday’s clash with Watford.

The Cottagers fell to an eighth successive Premier League defeat in Saturday’s early kick-off as Manchester City ran riot in west London.

Bernardo Silva opened the scoring after just five minutes before Sergio Aguero bagged his 19th league goal of the campaign midway through the first half.

City failed to add to their tally but were comfortable as Fulham were unable to register a single shot on target. Parker was without top scorer Mitrovic for the clash and to play youngster Ryan Sessegnon through the middle.

Mitrovic was already struggling with a stomach muscle injury before heading off to represent Serbia and Parker confirmed he has further aggravated the issue.

The caretaker boss revealed that he may have to cope with the former Newcastle man for Tuesday’s trip to Watford.

Parker said: “Alex has been struggling for a few weeks now with an ongoing issue. “He obviously played for Serbia in the week – a tough game against Portugal – and he came back and didn’t have a chance today.

“Whether we can get him right and turn him around for Tuesday is probably going to be on a day to day basis to see where we are with him.

“We’re trying to get some treatment into him but really I couldn’t make a call about whether he’ll be ready for Tuesday or not.”

Fulham are priced at 4.75 to win at Vicarage Road on Tuesday, while Watford can be backed at 1.73, and the draw is available at 4.00.

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