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Sessegnon out of Newcastle clash

21st December 2018, 17:02 by Chris Rivers

Fulham will be without Ryan Sessegnon due to a minor groin injury when they travel north to take on Newcastle on Saturday.

The England Under-21 winger could be fit in time for the Boxing Day clash with Wolves at Craven Cottage but the west London outfit's medical team have decided not to take a risk at St James' Park.

Midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa remains sidelined with a knock but otherwise Claudio Ranieri has a fully-fit squad as he looks to get his second win in charge of the Cottagers.

Fulham are the only team in the Football League without a clean sheet to their name and Ranieri says a shut-out would be a positive as he tries to engineer a morale-boosting result at Newcastle.

"I need a clean sheet, I need a clean sheet like I need bread, like I need pasta," said Ranieri.

"We need to make a point in two or three matches in a row. It's important to take confidence because now the players are a little nervous and it's normal."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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