Referee for Blackpool match announced.
The referee for this weekends Sky Bet Championship match against Blackpool at Vicarage Road has been announced by the football league. The referee will be Isle Of Wight official James Linington. This will be the eigth time that Linington has refereed the Hornets. He has refereed the Hornets once this season which came in the 2-3 home defeat to Derby County back in October where he should have sent off Adam Smith for a second bookable offence for a foul on Fernando Forestieri but instead booked John Eustace. Linington has officiated 25 games this season ( 7 of which coming in the Championship) and has handed out 75 yellow cards and 6 red as well as 6 penalties. For the full appointment, please see below:
Watford V Blackpool
Referee - James Linington
Linesman - Adam Crysell and Richard Kendall
Fourth Official - Robert Whitton.