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Fulham visit Reading ~ Ch. Team News MD35

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Reading vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 35 1516 at Madejski Stadium

Saturday 5th March 2016    KO: 15:00

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)



Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Referee Simon Hooper
Wilshire FA official referee Simon Hooper, 33 year old, began his Football League career as an assistant referee in 2006/07. At the same time he was a referee in non-league football. Hooper was promoted to a Football League referee the following season.

Mr Hooper last reffed a Fulham game in December 2015 when we won 4-1 against Rotherham in the Championship and he booked no one. He also reffed our 3-2 away defeat at Sheff Wed last season in which he booked O'Hara and Burn.

Reading last had the pleasure of Ref Hooper's company back in December 2015 when they lost 1-0 at Wolves.

Last season he refed 40 games and dished out 131 yellows, 3.3 yellows per game, and 4 reds.

This season so far he has refed 33 games waving 80 yellows, a well below average 2.4 yellows per game, and 2 reds.



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Reading striker Matej Vydra is set to miss the visit of Fulham.

The Watford loanee is due back in training on Friday following a hamstring injury but is not expected to feature.

Boss Brian McDermott otherwise hopes to have a virtually fully-fit squad available.

Midfielder Aaron Tshibola is the only long-term absentee with a hamstring injury.

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Fulham will be without Richard Stearman after the defender's red card late in the home defeat by Middlesbrough.

Defender Ryan Fredericks is a doubt having been forced off in the first half against Boro because of a back problem.

But full-back Fernando Amorebieta is available again having now served a one-match ban.

Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli continues his recovery from a knee problem, while forward Cauley Woodrow (broken metatarsal) and Danish midfielder Lasse Christensen (hamstring) are both still unavailable.























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