Referees for next two matches
The referees for the next two matches were announced earlier this week by the football league. For tommorows match against Barnsley, the referee wll be Northumberland based official Richard Clark. This will be Clarks first game at Championship level after becoming a football league referee at the start of last season. So far this season, Clark has refereed 7 matches and has handed out 25 yellow cards and 3 red including 4 penalties.
For next tuesdays Capital One Cup match against Norwich, the referee will be Staffordshire official Stephen Martin. This will be the first time that Martin has refereed the Hornets since becoming a football league referee at the start of last season. Martin has refereed 6 games this season with one of those being in the championship and has handed out 0 cards at all. See the full appointments below:
Barnsley V Watford
Referee - Richard Clark
Linesman - Paul Hodskinson and Nigel Murphy
Fourth Official - Mark Griffiths
Watford V Norwich
Referee - Stephen Martin
Linesman - Constantine Hatzidakis and Alan Young
Fourth Official - Brendan Malone.