Date: 29th December 2016 at 11:22pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers travel to Huddersfield Town on Saturday December 31 for the game at the John Smith’s Stadium and the match carries a 12.30pm kick off.

Referee: Darren Bond
Linesmen: Andrew Fox and Mark Jones
Fourth Official: Ross Joyce

Match Day referee Bond has officiated 19 games in 2016/17 with a return of 56 yellow cards and four red cards.

His highest card count this season was seven yellows in the game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham.

He took in 36 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 106 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bristol City and MK Dons on October 3 with a total of eight yellows being shown.

Bond comes from a footballing family. After taking up the whistle at 15, he has progressed to the Select Group 2 referees list armed with 20 years of refereeing experience, which included a year as an assistant referee in the Premier League.

Source – EFL.

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