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Fulham visit Norwich ~ Ch. Team News MD46

last updated Friday 01st May 2015, 5:23 PM


Norwich (4th) vs Fulham (17th)

Championship ~ Match Day 46 at Carrow Road

Saturday 2nd May     KO: 12:15

Referee David Coote (Nottinghamshire )
Referee David Coote
Referee David Coote started refereeing as a sixteen year-old. He refereed in the Notts Alliance League, the Northern Counties East Football League, the Northern Premier League and the Conference North before being promoted to the Football League. He was promoted to the list of Football League referees in 2010

Referee Coote has reffed two Fulham games this season, the away game at Brentford and more recentley the FA Cup game at Wolves. In the Brentford game he booked Zverotic and Burn and in the Wolves game Woodrow and McCormack.

Norwich has not yet had the pleasure of being reffed by Mr Coote.

Last season he refed 35 games and dished out 111 yellows and 4 reds, a rate of 3.2 yellows per game and a red every 9 games.

This season so far he has refed 28 games waving 113 yellows and 4 reds, so 4 yellows per game and a red every 7 games. So a an increase in both yellow and red cards waved.

Norwich City ~ Manager Alex Neil

Norwich City manager Alex Neil Norwich will be without suspended striker Lewis Grabban for their final Championship encounter of the season against Fulham at Carrow Road.

Grabban begins a three-match ban after being dismissed for violent conduct in the 26th minute of the 1-1 draw at Rotherham which ended their top-two aspirations.

Gary Hooper has been used off the bench in the last six matches and could now earn a start, particularly after his stunning strike at the New York Stadium last Saturday.

Steven Whittaker (hamstring) and Alex Tettey (knee) missed the trip to Yorkshire but should be back in contention while other changes may be made with the play-offs in mind.

Fulham ~ Manager Kit Symons

Fulham Manager Kit Symons Fulham are set to be without skipper Scott Parker, who is struggling to shake off the ankle knock which meant he missed the 4-3 win over Middlesbrough last weekend.

Kostas Stafylidis is fit following a back injury while fellow full-back James Husband will be assessed after a hamstring strain.

Husband was ineligible to face Boro anyway as he is on loan from the Teessiders, and centre-half Michael Turner is ruled out at Carrow Road under the terms of his loan deal from Norwich.

Midfielders Lasse Vigen Christensen (hamstring), Emerson Hyndman (collarbone) and George Williams (knee) will miss out again.

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