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Fulham welcome Brentford ~ Ch. Team News MD20

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Fulham vrs Brentford

Championship Match Day 20 1516 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 12th December 2015    KO: 15:00

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

Referee David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

Referee David Coote
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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 reffed three Fulham games last season, the 2-1 deat at Brentford, the FA Cup penalty win at Wolves and finally the 4-2 defeat at Norwich. In the Brentford game he booked Zverotic and Burn in the Wolves game Woodrow and McCormack and finally Guthrie at Norwich.

Brentford's most recent meeting with Ref Coote was in their opening game at home to Ipswich which ended 2-2. He yellow carded Jota.

Last season Mr Coote gave out 116 yellows, an average of 4 a game, and 4 reds during 29 games. This season his yellow and red card decisions are flowing at the same rate.


Stuart Gray
Stuart Gray
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Stuart Gray takes charge of managerless Fulham against derby rivals Brentford after being named senior coach this week.

The former Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday boss can welcome back striker Moussa Dembele, who has shaken off the knock which kept him out of last week's 3-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

However, Gray will be without midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe, who faces 10 weeks on the sidelines following a hamstring operation.

Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli is still out with a knee problem but defender Jack Grimmer is close to being fit after four months out with an ankle injury.

Brentford Manager Dean Smith
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Brentford will check on midfielders Alan McCormack and John Swift ahead of the trip along the Thames.

McCormack pulled up during the warm-up prior to last weekend's win over MK Dons, while Chelsea loanee Swift missed out with a thigh strain.

Spanish playmaker Jota should be involved again after returning as a sub against the Dons following a long lay-off with an ankle injury, while full-back Maxime Colin (knee) and midfielder Josh McEachran (foot) played for the reserves this week.

Marco Djuricin (ankle), Andreas Bjelland, Scott Hogan (both knee) and Lewis Macleod (hamstring) are still injured while Harlee Dean completes a three-match ban.


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