Manager Alex Neil received positive news ahead of his side’s trip to Fulham, with an independent FA panel rescinding the red card received by Darnell Fisher at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night.
The unanimous decision of the panel came after the club appealed the 64th sending-off issued by Kevin Friend at the Hawthorns and the result means the right back is available for selection at Craven Cottage.
Billy Bodin (Achilles) is getting closer to a return, whilst Josh Harrop, who missed the trip to the Black Country with a tight hamstring, is expected to be available for the match against Scott Parker’s men.
Long-term casualties Louis Moult (ACL) and Tom Bayliss (ankle) are both unlikely to feature this season as they continue their different stages of rehabilitation after respective operations on their injuries.
Cottagers boss Parker confirmed that Josh Onomah had surgery last week following a knee injury picked up against Barnsley, and he is likely to be sidelined for at least six weeks.
Also for Fulham, Terrence Kongolo played just ten-minutes of Championship football, before being sidelined for the remainder of the season with a foot injury after being loaned from Huddersfield Town in the January window.
The hosts also have another defensive absentee in Maxime Le Marchand – the Frenchman has been Fulham’s long-term casualty this season, having now missed over four months of football with a back injury. He’s nearing a return to action, but likely won’t feature until next month, but Harrison Reed could well make his return before then.
The Southampton-loanee has been sidelined with a calf injury. He hasn’t featured since New Year’s Day, though he’s expected to be nearer a return to action than Le Marchand.