Andrew Johnson, Bobby Zamora and Damien Duff are all likely to miss Fulham’s trip to Norwich on New Year’s Eve.
Fulham boss Martin Jol does not believe strikers Bobby Zamora (Achilles) and Andy Johnson (groin) will be fit to return, while Duff is also set to miss out through injury.
Fellow midfielder Simon Davies (back) is hopeful of a return for the New Year fixtures but continues to miss out. Fulham are also without defender Zdenek Grygera (knee) and goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (spine).
Provisional squad: Stockdale, Etheridge, Riise, Kelly, Baird, Hangeland, Senderos, Hughes, Dembele, Briggs, Kasami, Murphy, Gecov, Etuhu, Ruiz, Dempsey, Frei, Sa.
Norwich right-back Marc Tierney (groin) is 50-50 for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League clash against Fulham at Carrow Road.
Fellow defender Kyle Naughton is available again having missed the defeat to parent club Tottenham through suspension, but Ritchie de Laet (back) remains doubtful after coming off against Spurs.
Former Everton striker James Vaughan is on course for a return in the new year from his knee problem, along with centre-back Elliott Ward (knee).
Provisional Squad: Ruddy, Drury, Whitbread, Martin, Naughton, Pilkington, Crofts, Johnson, Bennett, Hoolahan, Morison, Rudd, Barnett, Surman, Fox, Holt, Wilbraham, Jackson, Tierney, de Laet.