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Fulham welcome Forest ~ Ch. Team News

last updated Tuesday 20th January 2015, 3:04 PM


Fulham vs Nottingham Forest

Championship MatchDay 27 at Craven Cottage

Wednesday 21st January 2015    KO: 19:45

Referee: Andy Haines (Tyne and Wear)
Referee Andy Haines
Referee Andy Haines 46 years-old, a project manager with EDF Energy and a goalkeeper who had trials with several semi-professional clubs. H was promoted to theFootball League in 2007. Since then he has managed to attract a football fan Facebook page dedicated to him with various complements such as "incompetent buffoon", "folically challenged moron", etc..

Last season he booked 91 players and sent off 11 in 33 games. His busiest game was January last year when he booked 8 players in the Derby v Brighton "game" . His 11 red card tally was the 4th highest out of the 71 football League referees but his average (2.76 yellows a game) was lower than the average for all referees.

So far this season he has booked 39 players and sent off 3 in 15 games. His booking behaviour is similar to last season, below average yellows and above average reds, although still quick to show a red card he has slowed down on last season.

He has not reffed a game involving Fulham or Nottingham Forest so far this season


Fulham boss Kit Symons is weighing up whether to rest captain Scott Parker for the visit of Nottingham Forest.

The 34-year-old's fitness will be monitored after three matches in 12 days and he could sit out either against Forest or Sunderland in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Fellow midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen is set to miss out with a hamstring injury and defender Sean Kavanagh is doubtful with a knee problem while Adam Taggart (groin), Tim Hoogland (hernia) and Fernando Amorebieta (knee) remain sidelined.

Bryan Ruiz could return to the starting line-up after stepping off the bench to score a last-minute winner against Reading on Saturday.
Nottingham Forest

Forest midfielder Andy Reid is set to undergo surgery on his groin injury.

The Irishman, who has started only six games this season due to the problem, faces another four to six weeks on the sidelines.

Michael Mancienne, Matty Fryatt, Dexter Blackstock and Danny Fox are doubts after missing out against Derby at the weekend with knocks.

Manager Stuart Pearce could therefore stick with the side which registered a morale-boosting 2-1 win over their rivals.

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