Aleksandar Mitrovic ruled out of Newcastle United reunion

Aleksandar Mitrovic will miss out on a reunion with Newcastle United after Fulham boss Scott Parker confirmed he will miss Sunday’s game through injury.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 1:47 pm

Steve Bruce’s side head to Craven Cottage 14 points above their hosts. Only last month had the tie been earmarked as a potential Premier League relegation decider.

Instead, the Magpies are searching for three points in order to beat last season’s points total (44) and end a turbulent season in positive fashion.

And Parker has revealed former Toon striker Mitrovic, along with Antonee Robinson and Tom Cairney, are unavailable.

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Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to miss the visit of former club Newcastle United. (Photo by Andrew Couldridge - Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, midfielder Harrison Reed is also facing a late fitness test.

The Cottagers boss said: "Mitro, Jedi and TC are all out for the weekend.

"Harrison has a little bit of an issue, we’ll make a call nearer the time."

Mitrovic was sold by Rafa Benitez to the West London club in 2018 for a reported £22million, rising to £27m.

The Serbian played 72 times for United, scoring 17 goals.

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