LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Tom Cairney of Fulham is challenged by Stanislav Lobotka of Celta Vigo during a Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham and Celta Vigo at Craven Cottage on August 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Tom Cairney of Fulham is challenged by Stanislav Lobotka of Celta Vigo during a Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham and Celta Vigo at Craven Cottage on August 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Fulham Football Club will be without their captain Tom Cairney for the next few weeks after he picked up an injury in their 4–2 home victory over Burnley in the Premier League last Sunday.

The Scottish midfielder, whose performances were so pivotal to the Whites’ promotion campaign in the second half of last season, sustained a foot injury during the Cottagers’ first Premier League win of the campaign last Sunday against Burnley.

Jokanovic had hoped to have Cairney, who pulled out of the Scotland squad for next month’s international yesterday, available for Saturday’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion but told his press conference today that the midfielder will be spending some time on the sidelines.

“Tom Cairney is going to be unavailable for the Brighton game,” he said, according to HammyEnd.

“He has a foot injury and we still need to assess him but it is our expectation that he will be unavailable for a few weeks. We must assess him, he is going to be out for a few weeks. Yes, this is a big loss for us.”

The former Watford manager also confirmed that winger Neeskens Kebano will be unavailable for around a month after suffering an ankle injury during the League Cup win over Exeter City on Tuesday night.

Jokanovic will be hoping other players step up to fill the void created by his captain’s absence, as they look to build on last weekend’s win.

The London-based club are keen to have an impressive Premier League campaign after spending in excess of £90million to improve their squad this summer.

 

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