The Evening Standard

Fulham’s quest for promotion to Premier League made even harder by Mitrovic ban

June 30, 2020

 

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s three-match ban capped a disastrous 10 days for Fulham since the Championship restart.

The division’s joint-top scorer will miss tonight’s short trip to QPR and the games against Birmingham and Nottingham Forest after admitting violent conduct for an off-the-ball elbow on Ben White in Fulham’s 3-0 defeat at Elland Road on Saturday .

The Cottagers have failed to convert possession into penetration in defeats to promotion rivals Brentford and Leeds, and the loss of Mitrovic, who has scored 23 League goals this season, will only further dampen their firepower against mid-table QPR, who have the third worst defence in the division.