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Johnson set for Cottagers return
22 Oct 2010 - 11:51:45
Fulham striker Andy Johnson is in line to make his first appearance since January in Saturday's Premier League meeting with West Bromwich Albion.
Johnson has suffered a series of injuries since his last first-team appearance against Blackburn Rovers on January 17.
Shoulder, knee and hip problems have kept the former Everton striker on the sidelines, but a comeback appearance for the club's reserves in midweek has left manager Mark Hughes contemplating a first-team recall.
"Andy should be okay," explained Hughes. "He came through 90 minutes and we're pleased with that.
"It was the good challenge that he needed to clear his mind. He's available for selection.
"We'll look at the option of starting Andy. It would be more advisable to introduce him slowly and see how he goes."