Referee for Barnsley game confirmed.
The referee for Saturdays match away to Barnsley has been confirmed by The Football League. Staffordshire based referee Tony Bates will be the man in the middle. The 51 year old has officated the Hornets once this season which came in the 4-1 win away at Sheffield Wednesday in November 2012. Bates has refereed 20 games this season ( 9 of those being in the Championship) handing out 53 yellow cards and 2 red giving 5 penalties in the process. See the full appointment below:
Barnsley V Watford
Referee - Tony Bates
Linesman - Danny Gratton and Keith Lawson.
Fourth Official - David Storrie.