Atkinson to referee play off final.
The referee for the play off final against Crystal Palace which will be played at Wembley has been announced. The man in the middle will be West Yorkshire premiership referee Martin Atkinson. Atkinson last refereed the Hornets when they were in the Premiership during the 2006/07 season.He has officiated 37 games this season ( 24 of those being in the Premier League) and has handed out 138 yellow cards and 1 red. He has also given out 6 penalties this season. As well as officiating in the Premier League this season, Atkinson has also officiated Champions league and Europa League matches. For the full appointment see below:
Crystal Palace V Watford
Referee - Martin Atkinson
Linesman - Stuart Burt and Peter Kirkup
Fourth Official - Neil Swarbrick.