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Fulham vrs Reading

Championship Match Day 13 1516 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 24th October 2015    KO: 13:30

Ref: Frederick Graham (Essex)

Referee Frederick Graham (Essex)

Referee Darren Drysdale
Referee Fred Graham, 51 years old, progressed through the Essex & Herts Border Combination, Eastern Counties League and Conference.

He reffed his first Football League game at Notts County on the first day of season 2004/05 but was demoted again just one year later, despite this set back he grafted hard and got himself re-instated as a Football League ref the following year.

Mr Graham last reffed a Fulham game in February 2015, a home draw with Birmingham in which he booked two visiting players.

The last Reading game Mr Graham refereed was the Championship 1-1 draw away at Brighton in March 2014 in which he yellow carded six players and gave a second yellow to a Brighton player in the 51st minute.

Last season Ref Graham bossed 16 games issuing 46 yellows, an average of 2.9 per game and zero reds.


Fulham Manager Kit Symons
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Fulham will be without midfielder Jamie O'Hara through suspension for the home match against Reading.

Defender Tom Ream has joined in training following a hamstring problem on international duty with the United States and is close to a return.

Midfielder Tom Cairney is available again having served a three-match suspension for his red card at Wolves last month.

Manager Kit Symons otherwise reported no fresh injury problems from the midweek draw with Leeds, which extended the Cottagers' unbeaten run to three matches. Midfielder Scott Parker was on the bench and could come into contention.


Reading manager Steve Clarke
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Reading duo Hal Robson-Kanu and Stephen Quinn have been ruled out.

Winger Robson-Kanu faces a few weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury suffered on international duty with Wales and midfielder Quinn has had a knee operation which will keep him out until the turn of the year.

Youngster Aaron Tshibola is a doubt after missing the midweek draw at Rotherham with a groin problem.

But goalkeeper Jonathan Bond and defender Anton Ferdinand are poised to return to training after their recent injury lay-offs.


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