Referees confirmed for Derby and Middlesbrough games.

30/03/2015 17:32

The referees for Watford’s all important games against Derby County and Middlesbrough have been announced by The Football League.


Both games, which will be televised on Sky Sports, will be officiated by Select Group Referees.


For Friday night’s away trip to Derby County, Kevin Friend from Leicestershire will be the referee.


Friend, who has been a Premiership referee since 2009, has refereed the Hornets once this season which came in the Golden Boys FA Cup tie against Chelsea, which Watford lost 3-0.


He has refereed 26 matches this season, the majority of which coming in the Premier League, and has handed out 107 yellow cards and 3 red.



For Monday’s game against Middlesbrough which will kick off at 12:30 at Vicarage Road, the referee will be Mike Jones.


Jones refereed the Hornets once last season, which in the Hornets 3-3 away draw against Reading in August.


Jones, who has been a Premiership referee since August 2008, has refereed 27 matches this season and has handed out 91 yellow cards and 7 red.


For the full appointments, please see below:


Derby vs Watford


Referee – Kevin Friend



Linesman – Peter Kirkup and Matthew Wilkes


Fourth Official – Mark Heywood




Watford vs Middlesbrough


Referee – Mike Jones



Linesman – Michael Salisbury and Ian Hussin


Fourth Official – Stephen Martin.