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Fulham boss Hodgson insists Hangeland okay for Hamburg

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson expects Brede Hangeland to be available for their Europa League semifinal at Hamburg.

Hangeland was absent from the Cottagers' starting XI for their 0-0 draw with Wolves after his wife went into labour this morning.

Hodgson hopes that the Norway centre half will be available for Thursday though, should the volcanic ash cloud disappear.

"Hangeland would have played had she not but we hope that he becomes a father for the second time by Monday and by Tuesday he'll be back in training and ready to play in Hamburg," said Hodgson.

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