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Team News: Johnson returns to partner Dempsey

Team News: Johnson returns to partner Dempsey
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Andy Johnson partners Clint Dempsey upfront for Fulham in replace of Bobby Zamora.

Fulham striker Andy Johnson makes his return to the field as the Premier League side go head-to-head with Odense BK at the TRE-FOR Park in the Europa League Group K clash.

Cottagers boss Martin Jol, who has made the trip without star striker Bobby Zamora, has chosen Johnson to pair up with Clint Dempsey at the front.

Simon Davies remains sidelined while Brede Hangeland makes his return to Denmark in the back four for the London outfit.

Odense BK have four former Premier League players in the starting lineup, including former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba and ex-Everton goalkeeper Stefan Wessels.

Fulham starting XI: Schwarzer; Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, Briggs; Kasami, Murphy, Etuhu, Duff; Dempsey; Johnson.

Odense BK starting XI: Wessels; Ruud, Christensen, Reginiussen, Mendy; Andreasen, Johansson, Traore, Djemba-Djemba; Kadrii, Djiby Fall.

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