Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is currently touch and go to face Wolves this weekend.
The star did not feature yesterday in the Cottagers’ 1-0 win over Brigton.
Mitrovic is currently nursing a hamstring injury, which he picked up in the warm up in Fulham’s game against Nottingham Forest.
Fulham boss Marca Silva has said (The Athletic): “We assessed him during the week, with some doubt about whether to take a risk or not. The medical staff told me he was not available for the match. It looks a minor injury.
“I don’t know if he will be ready for (Wolves) or just for Leeds. Let’s see. The next few days will be important for us to see if he will be available.”
Mitrovic has enjoyed a good season for far with Fulham.
Marco Silva’s side are flying high and are currently three points off the top four.
Mitrovic has hit 11 goals so far in the Premier League – and really it ought to have been more, with the star having missed three penalties.
One of those actually came against Wolves in the second game of the season.
It remains to be seen if he will recover in time to face Wanderers.
Mitrovic – who cost Fulham £22 million – has scored two goals in his eight career appearances against the club. He has tended to give Wolves problems in the past, especially against Conor Coady.
Aleksandar Mitrovic’s return would make life harder for Wolves
So it looks like there’s chance Mitrovic could be involved against Wolves.
If he is passed fit to play, then it will mean the Wolves defenders that play that day will need to be on top form.
Potentially, Craig Dawson might fancy the physical battle with the Serbia international.
Dawson is very much about getting touch-tight with strikers and trying to outmuscle them.
He would certainly be the best potential counter to Mitrovic if he does play.