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Images: Fulham provide update as preparations for Aston Villa clash begin



Fulham’s preparations for the Sky Bet Championship play-off final are firmly underway, with Slavisa Jokanovic’s side back in training.  

A 2-0 victory over Derby County at Craven Cottage on Monday secured Fulham’s progression to the play-off final.

Despite trailing 1-0 from the first-leg, goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Denis Odoi turned the tie around and handed Fulham their first Wembley appearance in 43 years.

Fulham have now provided an update (@FulhamFC), sharing images of Jokanovic and his squad back in training, as preparations get underway for the play-off final clash with Aston Villa:

Jokanovic’s side will meet Villa at Wembley on May 26th after Steve Bruce’s side secured their place in the play-off final at the expense of Middlesbrough.

Like Fulham’s tie, Villa and Boro played out a close contest, with Mile Jedinak’s header all that separated the two sides over the 180 minutes.

Fulham beat Villa when they faced them at Craven Cottage during the regular season, but were beaten 2-1 when they travelled to Villa Park back in October.

The Verdict

Jokanovic’s side look relaxed ahead of their biggest game of the season.

Of course, training will become more intense in the coming week, with so much riding on their clash at Wembley.

Fulham and Villa are evenly matched, having finished third and fourth respectively in the league table and both picked up a victory over each other over the course of the season.

Fulham fans… Let us know your thoughts!