Fulham star returns but duo ruled out of Newcastle clash

12:17 07 December 2012

Referee Lee Probert shows Fulham

Referee Lee Probert shows Fulham's Brede Hangeland the red card. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

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Fulham can welcome back captain Brede Hangeland for Monday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle.

The Norway international has been suspended for the past three matches after being sent off against Sunderland and is likely to return in defence, while Alex Kacaniklic is back after a hamstring injury.

Bryan Ruiz faces a further month on the sidelines with a hamstring complaint of his own, while right-back Sascha Riether has to overcome a minor knee sprain if he is to feature at Craven Cottage.

Provisional squad: Schwarzer, Etheridge, Riether, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Sidwell, Dejagah, Diarra, Baird, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Richardson, Kasami, Duff, Rodallega, Petric, Berbatov.

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