Diarra in race to be ready

Fulham midfielder Mahamadou Diarra was today in a race against time to be fit for tomorrow’s Premier League game against Arsenal.

Cottagers boss Martin Jol yesterday revealed the former Real Madrid star was no better than “50-50” to recover from his latest knee injury.

Midfielder Simon Davies is still recovering from a hip operation.

Provisional squad: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Duff, Baird, Diarra, Richardson, Rodallega, Berbatov, Stockdale, Senderos, Sidwell, Petric, Ruiz, Karagounis, Dejagah, Kasami.

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