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Fulham visit Brentford ~ Ch. Team News MD45

last updated Saturday 30th April 2016, 10:04 PM

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Brentford vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 45 1516 at Griffin Park

Saturday 30th April 2016    KO: 15:00

Referee: Mark Haywood (West Yorkshire) 

Referee Mark Haywood (West Yorkshire)

Referee Mark Haywood
Mark Haywood

Referee Mark Haywood will ref Saturday's Championship fixture between Fulham and Brentford at Griffin Park.

Married with four daughters, Haywood began refereeing in 1993 in West Yorkshire. He decided to become a referee after being challenged by a work colleague who was already a match official and afterwards said: 'I took the course and learnt more in six weeks than I had seen in 28 years as a fan." His first game came in September 2006 when he refereed a League Two game between Notts County and Swindon.

Ref Haywood has only reffed one Fulham game the 2-1 home defeat by Ipswich in February 2015. He booked four players Fulham's Tunnicliffe and three visitors.

The last time Ref Haywood reffed a Brentford game was in their 3-1 away win at Nottingham Forest in November 2014.

He has officiated at 31 matches so far this season - issuing 76 yellow cards and seven reds, 2.45 yellows per game.

Last season he reffed 38 games and issued 109 yellows and 3 reds, 2.5 yellows per game. So he has upped his red card rate quite a lot.


Brentford coach Dean Smith
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Brentford look set to be without Jake Bidwell for the west London derby with Fulham.

The left-back suffered a hamstring injury during the 2-0 defeat at Hull and is not expected to feature.

Lasse Vibe is rated 50/50 due to a hamstring problem and Marco Djuricin has a calf knock.

But Philipp Hofmann (back) and Lewis Macleod (knee) are back in training and could be added to the squad.
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Slavisa Jokanovic
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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has said he will stick with his strongest team for the remaining two league games.

The Whites have secured their position in the Sky Bet Championship but Jokanovic will not use the short trip to Brentford or a final-day home clash with Bolton to experiment ahead of next season.

Emerson Hyndman, Michael Madl and Tom Cairney all returned to Fulham's starting line-up for last weekend's 3-1 loss to Nottingham Forest and should keep their places.

Although Jokanovic insists wholesale changes will not take place, the likes of Ryan Tunnicliffe, Richard Stearman and Matt Smith will be hopeful of earning recalls.

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