Referee for Reading match announced.
The referee for this weekends Sky Bet Championship match against Reading at Vicarage Road has been announced. The referee will be Hampshire official Keith Stroud. This will be the first time that Stroud has officiated the Hornets this season. Stroud refereed the Hornets once last season when he officiated the 2-0 win over Birmingham at Vicarage Road in August 2012. This will be the 12th time that Stroud has refereed Watford since becoming a football league referee. Stroud has offiiciated 21 games this season ( 7 of which coming in the Championship) and has handed out 95 yellow cards and 5 red as well as 4 penalties. For the full appointment, please see below:
Watford V Reading
Referee - Keith Stroud
Linesman - Thomas Ramsey and Ian Rathbone
Fourth Official - Andy D'urso.