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Fulham face Brentford ~ Ch. Team News MD40

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Fulham vs Brentford

Championship ~ Match Day 40 at Craven Cottage

Friday 3rd April 2015    KO: 15:00

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)
Referee Richard Clark
Referee Simon Hooper from Wiltshire made the step up to the Football League referee list in 2008.

Referee Hooper has reffed two Fulham game so far this season, a 2-1 win away at Birmingham and a 2-1 away win at Brighton. He sent off a home player, Colunga, in the Brighton game in the 90th minute. Brentford had the pleasure of Ref Hooper in their 1-0 home defeat against Middlesbrough when he booked 3 players from each side.

Last season he refed 35 games and dished out 126 yellows and 6 reds, a rate of 3.6 yellows per game and a red every 6 games. This season so far he has refed 32 games waving 106 yellows and 3 reds, so 3.3 yellows per game and a red every 10 games. Ref Hooper has calmed down a little since last season but is due another red shortly.


Fulham can welcome back influential duo Scott Parker and Ross McCormack for Good Friday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Brentford at Craven Cottage.

Skipper Parker was rested for the win at Huddersfield a fortnight ago following a hectic fixture schedule and striker McCormack missed out with a knee injury, but both are now fully fit.

Boss Kit Symons can also add midfielder Danny Guthrie to his squad after he joined on loan from Reading, and full-back Kostas Stafylidis returns after suspension.

But Lasse Vigen Christensen (hamstring) and George Williams (cruciate) are still out.


Brentford make the short trip along the Thames without Liam Moore after the England Under-21 defender was recalled from his loan spell by Leicester.

Manager Mark Warburton has in-turn recalled centre-half Jack O'Connell from his loan stint at Rochdale to fill the gap in his squad.

Midfielder Lewis Macleod has recovered from a hamstring injury but is short of match fitness and striker Scott Hogan is still battling back from cruciate ligament damage.

On-loan Everton youngster Chris Long will be available after extending his stay with the Bees for another month.

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