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Fulham face Leeds ~ Ch. Team News MD38

last updated Wednesday 18th March 2015, 11:22 PM


Fulham vs Leeds United

Championship ~ Match Day 38 at Craven Cottage

Wednesday 18th March 2015    KO: 20:00

Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (Lancashire)
Referee Chris Kavanagh
Referee Chris Kavanagh, age 28 years, was promoted to referee in the Blue Square Conference in season 2012-13 and then in the Football League this current season.

Referee Chris Kavanagh has not had the pleasure of reffing a Fulham game so far in his career and nor has he reffed a Leeds game

Last season he refed 22 games and dished out 74 yellows and 7 reds, a rate of just nearly 3.5 yellows per game so not too bad and a red every three games. This season so far he has refed 24 games waving 66 yellows and 2 reds, just less than 3 yellows per game and a red every 12 games. So Ref Kavanagh has calmed down since his promotion to the Football League.


Fulham can welcome back central defender Fernando Amorebieta when they host Leeds United on Wednesday night.

The Venezuela international missed Saturday's 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday through suspension following his red card in the recent 5-1 defeat by Bournemouth.

Winger Alex Kacaniklic will be assessed after missing the last two matches while midfielders Lasse Vigen Christensen (hamstring) and George Williams (cruciate) are set to miss out.

Matt Smith, who has scored two goals in two starts since returning from a loan spell with Bristol City, could line up alongside fellow former Leeds striker Ross McCormack in attack.

Leeds United

Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn has no major new injury or suspension worries, but midfield pair Rudy Austin (thigh) and Sam Byram (foot) are set to miss out again.

Redfearn has said he wants to take a look at some more academy players, and midfielder Kalvin Phillips and forward Lewis Walters, both on the bench in recent games, are pushing for their first-team debuts.

January signing Granddi N'Goyi is edging closer to his first appearance following a thigh injury but is more likely to be in contention for his debut at Blackpool on Saturday.

Defender Liam Cooper, fit again after a hip problem, and striker Mirco Antenucci are both in contention to return to the starting line-up.

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