Referee for West Ham Game Announced.

27/10/2015 07:31

The referee for this weekend's Barclays Premier League match against West Ham United, at Vicarage Road, has been announced.

Keith Stroud from Hampshire will be the man-in-the-middle and this weekend's game will be just his second Premier League match of the season.

Stroud is a national group referee and can usually be found refereeing in the Football League.

He took charge of three Watford games last season in the Championship, the last of which being the Hornets' 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion on April 25th 2015, which would ultimately seal the Golden Boys' promotion to the Premier League.

Stroud also officiated the Hornets' 2-1 victory over Brentford in February 2015 and also the 2-1 defeat to Derby County back in November 2014.

This season, the Hampshire official has taken charge of 13 games in all competitions, one of which coming in the Premier League and seven in the Championship, and he has handed out 45 yellow cards and one red.

For the full appointment, please see below:

Watford vs West Ham United

Referee - Keith Stroud

Linesman - David Bryan and Derek Eaton.

Fourth Official - Craig Pawson.