Date: 12th February 2018 at 5:48am
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Portsmouth and Blackburn Rovers this Tuesday.

Portsmouth host Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday February 13 for the game at Fratton Park and the match carries a 7.45pm kick off.

Referee: Oliver Langford
Assistant Refs: Ian Cooper and Daniel Leach
Fourth Official: Simon Hooper

Match Day referee Langford has officiated 29 games in 2017/18, showing 91 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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