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Fulham welcome Huddersfield ~ Team News Ch 1516 Md04

last updated Friday 21st August 2015, 8:12 PM


Fulham vs Huddersfield

Championship Match Day 04 1516 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 22nd August 2015    KO: 15:00

Referee James Adcock (Nottinghamshire)

Referee James Adcock, 31 years old, took his first refereeing course in 2000, at the age of 16 and was promoted to reffing in the Conference League in 2009 and then into the Football League in 2011.

Mr. Adcock's 'other' job is a school PE teacher at Sutton Centre Community College, he says he is grateful that the school are an 'understanding employer'

He last reffed Fulham in the Wigan away game in Novermber 2014 and sent off Ross McCormack in the 77th minute for a second yellow. During the game he also booked Nikolay Bodurov, sent off a Wigan player in the 85th minute and booked two other Wigan players.

Mr Adcock reffed Huddersfield once last season in March 2015 in a home 3-0 win over Reading. He only booked two players, both from the visiting squad.

Last season he refed 37 games and dished out 116 yellows and 9 reds, so 3.1 yellows per game.


Fulham Manager Kit Symons Fulham striker Matt Smith has been ruled out for up to six weeks and goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli faces even longer on the sidelines after suffering knee-ligament damage in a collision at Hull on Wednesday night..

Cottagers boss Kit Symons had named an unchanged line-up at the KC Stadium, where his side lost 2-1 to remain without a win this season, ahead of Saturday's visit of Huddersfield.

Luke Garbutt (ankle), George Williams (cruciate ligament) and Fernando Amorebieta (knee) are still unavailable while defender Jack Grimmer (ankle) has undergone surgery, but Tim Ream is available after signing from Bolton on Thursday.

Veteran midfielder Scott Parker is back in training following his ankle problem and could soon be in contention again.


Chris Hughton Huddersfield boss Chris Powell will monitor winger Sean Scannell, who is not expected to complete 90 minutes.

Scannell made his only appearance of the season in last week's home draw against Blackburn but did not feature against Brighton in midweek due to his troublesome hamstring.

Striker James Vaughan stepped off the bench for his first appearance of the season on Tuesday night having recovered from the effects of concussion and is hoping to play a bigger part.

Joe Murphy will start again in goal and striker Joe Lolley is pushing for his first outing of the season after a shin injury, while midfielder Kyle Dempsey, winger Adam Hammill and defender Martin Cranie are among those hoping to be involved.


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