Date: 14th November 2017 at 12:07pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Bury and Blackburn Rovers this Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers travel to Bury on Saturday November 18 for the game at Gigg Lane and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Dean Whitestone
Assistant Refs: Matthew Perry and Darren Strain
Fourth Official: Billy Smallwood

Match Day referee Whitestone has officiated 17 games in 2017/18, showing 44 yellow cards and one red card so far.

He took in 43 games in 2016/17 with a return of 119 yellow cards and three red cards.

He took charge of 39 matches in 2015/16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 119 yellow cards and two red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bristol Rovers and Mansfield in March, with eight yellows being shown. Prior to that Colchester and Scunthorpe in August saw seven yellows being shown and he also showed seven in the game between Middlesbrough and Blackburn in February.

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

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