Referee for Birmingham match confirmed.

16/04/2015 14:54

The referee for this weekends Sky Bet Championship match against Birmingham City at Vicarage Road, has been announced by The Football League.


The referee will be Mark Haywood from West Yorkshire.


Haywood has refereed the Hornets once this season, which came back in December when Watford beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 at Vicarage Road. Troy Deeney scored a double that day as the Hornets were made to work hard for the three points, in what was a special match-day at the Vic, with Elton John returning to rename the new East Stand. Haywood cautioned three players in that game.


The West Yorkshire official is an experienced Football League referee having joined the National Group list back in 2006.


Haywood has refereed 35 games this season (13 of which in the Championship) and has handed out 101 yellow cards and 3 red.


For the full appointment, please see below:


Watford vs Birmingham City


Referee – Mark Haywood



Linesman – Elliot Kaye and Simon Knapp.


Fourth Official – Darren Drysdale.