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Fulham visit Birmingham ~ Ch. Team News MD38

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Birmingham City vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 38 1516 at St. Andrew's Stadium

Saturday 19th March 2016    KO: 15:00

Referee: Darren Handley (Lancashire)

Referee: Darren Handley (Lancashire)

Referee Darren Handley  (Lancashire)
Referee Darren Handley

Bolton referee Darren Handley, a PE teacher at Tottington High School, was promoted to the Football League list for the 2014-15 season.

Ref Handley has spent six years refereeing in the Conference and assisting in the Football League.

He has reffed Fulham only once before, in the 1-1 away draw at M.K. Dons game in November 2015, in which he yellow carded Kavanagh and McCormack.

Birmingham last had the pleasure of Mr Handley's presence in the 0-0 home draw against Norwich in January 2015..

This season Ref Handley has bossed 26 games and dished out 91 yellow cards, an average of 3.5 cards a game, and 4 red cards.

Last season Ref Handley reffed 26 games in which he dished out 83 yellows, an average of 3.2 per game, and 8 reds


Reading manager Brian McDermott
Birmingham coach
Gary Rowett
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Diego Fabbrini is a doubt for Birmingham's clash with Fulham.

Boss Gary Rowett revealed the Italian has been playing with a bruised toe since his arrival in January.

The issue flared up again in training on Monday and Blues must decide whether to press him into action as they chase the play-offs.

James Vaughan (calf) and Nicolai Brock-Madsen (quad) have recovered and are available to Rowett.

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Slavisa Jokanovic
First Team Head Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham defender Chris Baird is hoping to shake off injury in time to feature in Slavisa Jokanovic's squad.

Baird has missed Fulham's last two matches after sustaining a knock in the recent draw at Reading and Jokanovic will make a late decision.

But Alexander Kacaniklic (unspecified), who has also missed the last two games, and fellow midfielder Lasse Christensen, out since mid-February due to a hamstring injury, remain sidelined.

Striker Cauley Woodrow is hoping to play a bigger role after his recovery from a broken bone in his foot. He made his first appearance since early January off the bench in last week's home defeat to Bristol City.

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