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Fulham visit Derby ~ Ch. Team News MD23

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Derby County v Fulham

Championship Match Day 23 1516 at Ipro Stadium

Saturday 26th December 2015    KO: 15:00

Referee: Scott Duncan (Northumberland)

Scott Duncan (Northumberland)

Referee Scott Duncan
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Referee Scott Duncan has been a referee since 2012 and was promoted to the Football League assistant referees list in 2010. He was a referee in the Conference League between 2008 and 2012.

Last season Ref Duncan was in charge of our 1-0 Capital One Cup away victory against Brentford and carded Kay Voser for a foul just before half-time. He was also in charge of our 1-0 away Championship away win at Leeds.

Ref Duncan last reffed Derby in October of this year when Derby won 3-0 at home to Rotherham in the Championship.

Last Season Ref Duncan reffed 36 games dishing out 83 yellows, a below average 2.3 cards a game, and 3 reds. This season he has reffed 16 games so far showing the yellow card 39 times, an average of 2.4 cards per game, and and still no reds.

Derby County
Derby County Paul Clement
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Derby head into the first of their festive fixtures with an unchanged squad as they prepare to take on Fulham.

Scott Carson continues to struggle with the back problem that has seen him miss the last four matches so Lee Grant, who has kept three clean sheets in Carson's absence, will continue in goal.

Craig Bryson also remains on the sidelines. The central midfielder has taken a step back from first-team training after aggravating the knee injury that saw him miss the first three months of the season.

However, Rams head coach Paul Clement is not short of options with Chris Baird, Alex Pearce, Ryan Shotton, Jeff Hendrick, Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann all vying for recalls should he wish to make any changes to his starting line-up.


Stuart Gray
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Fulham senior coach Stuart Gray may reshuffle his pack in a bid to claim a first win in eight Sky Bet Championship matches.

Scott Parker played the entirety of the 2-2 draw at Bolton last weekend after recovering from an ankle injury in the build-up and, with three games in the space of eight days to come, the 35-year-old may be rested.

Defender Jack Grimmer has not played since August due to an ankle injury but is close to a return although midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring) remains sidelined.

The Cottagers have not won in the league since beating Bristol City 4-1 on October 31 and are still searching for a new manager, with Gray likely to be in charge of the first-team at the iPro Stadium.

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