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Fulham welcome Cardiff ~ Ch. Team News MD41

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Fulham vrs Cardiff City

Championship Match Day 41 1516 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 9th April 2016    KO: 15:00

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)

Referee Jeremy Simpson
Jeremy Simpson
Referee Jeremy Simpson, 40 years old, made his professional debut as a referee in the 2008/09 season, taking charge of what was then a Blue Square Premier fixture between York and Stevenage. Overall, he has mainly been chosen to referee games in the third and fourth tier of English football.

Mr. Simpson has not had the pleasure of reffing a Fulham game yet..

He last reffed Cardiff City in January of this year in a2-2 home draw against Rotherham.

Last Season Ref Simpson reffed 32 games dishing out 119 yellows, an above average 3.7 cards a game, and an above average 9 reds.

This season he has reffed 30 games, so far, showing the yellow card 104 times, an average of 3.5 cards per game, and  5 reds.

In a League Two game between Accrington and Carlisle in January of this year he dished out 5 yellows and 2 reds. Ref Simpson has dished out 7 yellows on three occassions this season so far.


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Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney could be a doubt for the visit of Cardiff.

Cairney limped off during Tuesday night's 2-1 win at Preston after apparently injuring himself making a challenge for which he also got booked.

Defender Chris Baird has shaken off the knock which kept him out for three matches but midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen remains sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele, who have scored two goals apiece in the back-to-back 2-1 wins over MK Dons and Preston which eased Fulham's relegation fears, continue up front.
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Cardiff City coach Russell Slade
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Anthony Pilkington could miss out for play-off chasing Cardiff.

Pilkington limped off during Tuesday night's goalless draw at Burnley and the trip to west London could come too soon, even though a subsequent scan revealed the Republic of Ireland international had not suffered a serious knee injury.

Matthew Connolly should be fit following illness and that will pose Bluebirds boss Russell Slade a defensive dilemma after centre-backs Sean Morrison and Bruno Ecuele Manga shut out the Championship leaders at Turf Moor.

Peter Whittingham and Craig Noone are both in contention to start after being rested at Burnley.

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