Fulham manager Scott Parker believes Derby County are a technical side with plenty of quality which will cause his side problems on Tuesday evening, Fulhamfc.com report.
The Rams travel to the capital looking for their first away win since the opening day.
Phillip Cocu’s side have struggled on their travels this season. However, five straight home wins at Pride Park should give the Rams confidence going forward.
Derby are improving. There is no doubt about that. And Fulham boss Scott Parker believes the Rams play football the right way before predicting a difficult game.
They’re a good, technical, possession-based team. They play in the right way and they’re going to cause us some problems, of course they are. They use attacking full-backs, players inside the pitch, and they’ve got individuals who can cause any team in this league problems. We’re going to have to be aware of that, certainly.
Fulham head into the game having beaten Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at the weekend. That victory lifted the west London side up to fourth in the Championship.
Derby have a poor recent record in the capital. The Rams have already lost at both Brentford and Charlton Athletic by a disappointing 3-0 score line this season.
But the Rams, despite losing their last two away games, played well at Hull City and Nottingham Forest. A positive away result is surely just around the corner.
Derby will be without the injured Graeme Shinnie and Mason Bennett. It’s expected that midfielder George Evans and forward Martyn Waghorn will come in.
The last time Fulham and Derby met was in the 2017-18 playoff semi-final. The Cottagers won 2-1 on aggregate, advancing to the final where they beat Aston Villa.