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Fulham welcome Derby ~ Ch. Team News MD34

last updated Friday 27th February 2015, 9:03 PM



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Fulham vs Derby County

Championship ~ Match Day 34 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 28th February 2015    KO: 15:00




Referee: Michael Jones (Cheshire County)
Referee Michael Jones
Referee Michael Jones, age 46 years, has been a ref in the Football League since 1997 and was promoted to the Premier League in 2009. Mr Jones allowed the infamous beach ball goal against Liverpool.

He refed the Fulham 4-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at The Cottage on the 20th December 2014 and yellow carded Stafylidis, Fofana and three visiting players. He last refed Derby in their 0-0 away draw at Reading, in March last year, yellow carding Eustace, Dawkins and two home players.

Last season he refed 32 games and dished out 108 yellows and 3 reds, 3.4 yellows per game. This season so far he has refed 23 games waving 80 yellows and 6 reds, 3.5 yellows per game and so far has doubled his number of red cards.


Fulham

Fulham boss Kit Symons could ring the changes ahead of his side's clash with leaders Derby.

Symons was furious with his players for their display in the 3-0 defeat by Wolves, which saw the club's winless run in all competitions reach eight games and leaves them five points above the bottom three.

Defender Tim Hoogland, recently back from a hernia problem, may be restored to the line-up, with Alex Kacaniklic, Scott Parker, Cauley Woodrow and Sean Kavanagh among those hoping to be handed a start.

Fernando Amorebieta could be available following a knee injury, which would be a welcome boost for a defence that has kept just four clean sheets in the 21 games the former Atletico Madrid man has been absent for.

Derby County

Derby are boosted by the return from injury of Johnny Russell and Raul Albentosa.

Forward Russell has missed the last eight matches with a hamstring complaint while niggling back and hamstring problems have restricted Spanish defender Albentosa to just one appearance for the Rams since he joined the club from Eibar in January.

Both players featured for the Derby development squad on Wednesday night are back in first-team contention for the trip to west London.

However, leading scorer Chris Martin is not yet ready to return. The 19-goal striker suffered a hamstring injury earlier this month and remains a week or so away from making his comeback.

 
























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