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Fulham vs Reading

Championship MatchDay 26 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 17th January 2015    KO: 15:00

Referee: Mark Brown (East Yorkshire)
Referee Mark Brown
Referee Mark Brown has been in the middle of Football League matches since 2010. He progressed through the Northern Counties East and Northern Premier Leagues, then the Conference.

Ref Brown has been involved in a number of controversial decisions with well traveled ex-footballer Dave Kitson once saying Mark Brown was "possibly the worst referee" he had come across in his 13-year career.

So far this season he has reffed 20 games dishing out 37 yellows and 5 reds with a slight bias against visiting squads. One of the games was our visit to Rotherham where Ref Brown yellow carded Marcus Bettinelli for his protests over Rotherham's first goal which seemed offside.


Ryan Tunnicliffe and Alex Kacaniklic are back in contention for Fulham when Reading visit Craven Cottage.

The midfield duo missed Tuesday night's epic FA Cup replay penalty shoot-out win at Wolves as they had not returned from their loan spells when the original tie was played.

Striker Hugo Rodallega is set to return to the starting line-up after dropping to the bench at Molineux but midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen could miss out again with a hamstring strain.

Defenders Tim Hoogland (hernia) and Fernando Amorebieta (knee) are still on the sidelines.

Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is set to face his former club.

The Russian made a surprise return to the starting line-up for last weekend's goalless draw against Middlesbrough after two months out with a calf injury.

Midfielder Hope Akpan is on the mend after a shoulder problem but is unlikely to be risked while defender Anton Ferdinand is still struggling with a calf problem.

Club captain Jem Karacan should be involved again after his late cameo against Boro - his first appearance in 16 months following a knee injury.

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