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Fulham welcome Ipswich ~ Ch. Team News MD21

last updated Monday 14th December 2015, 6:28 PM
Referee: Trevor Kettle (Rutland)

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Fulham vrs Ipswich

Championship Match Day 21 1516 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 16th December 2015    KO: 19:45

Referee: Referee Trevor Kettle (Rutland)

Referee Trevor Kettle (Rutland)

Referee Trevor Kettle
Referee Trevor Kettle, age 49 years, took up refereeing in 1983. He worked his way up through the lower leagues until he made the national list for assistant referees (linesman as most people still know them) 15 years later. He was promoted to the national list of referees in June 2003 and is one of the longest serving referees on the Football League National panel.

Mr Kettle last refed a Fulham in the 1-0 defeat away at Watford in March of this year when he yellow carded Richards and Fofana.

He last refed Ipswich in their 4-4 away draw at Derby, in October 2013, yellow carding four Ipswich players.

Last season he refed 22 games and dished out 63 yellows and 1 reds, 2.9 yellows per game. This season so far he has refed 15 games waving 66 yellows and 6 reds, 4.4 yellows per game and has become a lot more active all round.


Stuart Gray
Stuart Gray
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Fulham coach Stuart Gray has no fresh injury worries ahead of his side's Championship clash with promotion hopefuls Ipswich, but defender James Husband is no longer available after returning to parent club Middlesbrough.

The Cottagers drew 2-2 with Brentford at the weekend and, after an impressive display in defence, Luke Garbutt is hoping to keep his place, having struggled to break into the side due to injury and Husband's good form.

Midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring) is not expected back until February and Fulham are without 23-year-old goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli due to a knee injury .

Defender Jack Grimmer has stepped up his fitness in recent weeks after picking up an ankle injury in the Capital One Cup in August and he could make a return to the squad.

Ipswich Manager Mick McCarthy
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Kevin Bru and Tommy Oar have both handed Ipswich a boost by recovering from hamstring trouble.

Larsen Toure (groin) and Ryan Fraser (knee) are still unavailable, but Mick McCarthy's men will be keen to build on their 1-0 weekend win over MK Dons.

The Tractor Boys have now won three straight games on the road for the first time since January 2009 and will chase another away victory at Craven Cottage.

Ipswich will make the trip to south west London aiming to consolidate a place in the play-off picture.


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