Date: 3rd January 2018 at 8:12pm
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The Football Association have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Hull City this Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers host Hull City on Saturday January 6 for the FA Cup Third Round tie at Ewood Park and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Oliver Langford
Assistant Refs: Mark Jones and Duncan Street
Fourth Official: Tom Nield

Match Day referee Langford has officiated 25 games in 2017/18, showing 83 yellow cards and three red cards so far.

He took in 44 games in 2016/17 with a return of 129 yellows and five red cards.

His highest card count that year was nine yellows in the game between Swindon Town and Bristol Rovers.

He took in 41 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 99 yellow cards and four red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Burton Albion and Millwall on December 1 with a total of seven yellows being shown, along with one red.

Langford is a very experienced match official, with nine seasons as an EFL referee under his belt. As part of the PGMO development programme, he has officiated in the Dallas Cup and Algarve Cup. He has now refereed nearly 200 EFL matches.

Source – EFL.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.

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