Referees for next two matches announced.
The referees for the next two Sky Bet Championship matches against Middlesbrough and Yeovil have been announced. For this Saturdays match at home to Middlesbrough, the referee will be West Midlands official Oliver Langford. This will be the sixth time that Langford has refereed the Hornets since he became a Football League referee. Langford has refereed the Hornets once this season which came in the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest in August which was televised on Sky Sports. He has officiated 23 games this season ( 8 of which in the championship) and has handed out 48 yellow cards and 2 red as well as 5 penalties.
For Tuesday nights match away to Yeovil Town which was postponed on New Years Day due to a waterlogged pitch, the referee will be Nottinghamshire official James Adcock. This will be the third time Adcock has refereed the Hornets with the Hornets winning the two previous matches he has officiated. Adcock has refereed the Hornets once this season which came in the 6-1 win over Bournemouth in August at Vicarage Road. Adcock has refereed 20 games this season ( 8 of which in the Championship) and has handed out 73 yellow cards and 5 red as well as 3 penalties. For the full appointments, please see below:
Watford V Middlesbrough
Referee - Oliver Langford
Linesman - Mark Pottage and Guy Stretton
Fourth Official - Iain Williamson.
Yeovil V Watford
Referee - James Adcock
Linesman - Ian Crouch and Mark Howes
Fourth Official - Adam Hopkins