Referee for FA Cup clash announced.

04/01/2016 18:57

The referee for this weekend's FA Cup third round fixture against Newcastle United has been announced.

The tie against Steve McClaren's men at Vicarage Road, will see Roger East from Wiltshire take charge.

East usually officiates in the Premier League, having gained promotion to the select group list who referee in the top-flight in 2013. To date, the Wiltshire official has taken charge of 38 Premier League matches.

He has already officiated the Hornets twice this season, although this will be his first visit to Vicarage Road this campaign.

The Wiltshire official was the man-in-the-middle for Watford's 2-1 win over Newcastle earlier this season in the Premier League and also took charge of the Golden Boys 2-1 defeat to Leicester in November.

This season, East has taken charge of 18 games in all competitions and has brandished 56 yellow cards and one red.

For the full appointment, please see below:

Watford vs Newcastle

Referee - Roger East

(Picture - Premier League)

Linesman - Simon Long and Marc Perry

Fourth Official - Graham Horwood.