Fulham v Exeter preview
Last Updated: 28/08/18 11:42am
Fulham captain Tom Cairney is set to miss the visit of Exeter in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
The midfielder turned his ankle against Burnley on Sunday but should be fit to face Brighton next weekend. Alfie Mawson could feature for the first time having been building up his fitness since his move from Swansea, but Floyd Ayite and Tim Ream remain sidelined.
Denis Odoi could drop out of the side after making his first appearance of the season at the weekend.
League Two Exeter will be without Jonathan Forte and Dean Moxey. Striker Forte suffered a hamstring injury during the 1-0 defeat at MK Dons on Saturday and faces a couple of weeks on the sidelines.
Defender Moxey was sent off early in the second half and serves a one-match ban. There could be run-outs for West Brom loanee Dara O'Shea and youngsters Archie Collins and Jack Sparkes, while Jimmy Oates hopes to make his debut.
Fulham haven't met Exeter since a fourth tier match in December 1996, a 1-1 draw in which Terry Angus scored for Fulham and also an own-goal for Exeter.
Exeter's only win in their last eight away visits to Fulham (all league games) came in April 1994, when they won 2-0 with goals from Jason Minett and Mark Cooper, whose father Terry was the manager of the Grecians that day.
Fulham have progressed from 14 of their last 15 League Cup ties with fourth tier opposition - their only elimination in this sequence came at home to Wycombe Wanderers in September 2006.
Exeter haven't won any of their last 22 matches in all competitions against top-flight sides (D5 L17) since winning 3-1 against Leicester City in an FA Cup match in January 1981, in which Tony Kellow scored a hat-trick.
As Fulham manager, Slavisa Jokanovic has progressed from his two League Cup ties against League Two opposition, beating Leyton Orient in 2016-17 and Wycombe Wanderers in 2017-18.