Date: 5th January 2017 at 12:46am
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The Football Association have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Queens Park Rangers this Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers travel to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday January 7 for the FA Cup Third Round tie at Loftus Road and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Simon Hooper
Linesmen: Adam Crysell and David Avent
Fourth Official: Lee Collins

Match Day referee Hooper has officiated 23 games in 2016/17 with a return of 79 yellow cards and one red card.

Highest card count so far this season was nine yellows and one red in the game between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

He took charge of 42 games last season and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 100 yellow cards and two red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Burton and Wigan in April with six yellows being shown.

An EFL referee for eight years, Hooper has refereed over 100 Championship games. He took charge of the League Two Play-Off Final between Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United in May 2015.

Source – EFL.

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