Referees for next three games announced.
The referees for the next three Sky Bet Championship fixtures have been announced. For this weekends Sky Bet Championship match away to Ipswich Town at Portman Road, the referee will be Oxfordshire official Graham Scott. Scott refereed the Hornets once last season during the 2-1 home victory over Wolves where he controversially sent off Wolves Christophe Berra. Scott also refereed the 2-0 pre season win over Granada in July. This season, Scott has refereed 16 games handing out 53 yellow cards and 8 red as well as 3 penalties.
For the Boxing Day match at Home to Milwall in the Sky Bet Championsip, the referee will be Essex official Andy Durso. Durso refereed the Hornets twice last season during the 3-2 away victory over Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season and the Hornets 2-1 win at Home to Leicester in November. This season, D'urso has refereed 16 games handing out 50 yellow cards and 4 red as well as 6 penalties
For the match against QPR at Vicarage Road on Sunday 29th December, the referee will be Premier League official Neil Swarbrick. Swarbrick refereecd the Hornets twice last season during the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in Decmeber and during the 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in the first leg of the play off semi final. Swarbrick has refereed 13 games this season handing out 39 yellow cards and 1 red as well as 1 penalty. For the full appointments please see below:
Ipswich V Watford
Referee - Graham Scott
Linesman - Matthew Buonassisi and Michael George
Fourth Official - Adrian Sannerude
Watford V Milwall
Refere - Andy D'urso
Linesman - Ian Crouch and Antony Coggins
Fourth Official - Darren Blunden
Watford V QPR
Referee - Neil Swarbrick
Linesman - John Flynn and Guy Stretton
Fourth Official - Charles Breakspear