Date: 11th September 2016 at 9:05pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Preston North End this Tuesday.

Cardiff City travel to Preston North End on Tuesday September 13 for the game at Deepdale and the match carries a 7.45pm kick off.

Referee: Stephen Martin
Linesmen: Matthew McGrath and Jonathan Hunt
Fourth Official: Jeremy Simpson

Match Day referee Martin has officiated six games in 2016/17, showing 17 yellow cards and zero red cards.

He took in 38 matches last season and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 83 yellow cards and five red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Peterborough United and Bury on September 29 with a total of five yellows being shown and one red. He also showed six yellows during the game between Plymouth and Portsmouth back in August.

Martin’s father and grandfather were both EFL officials and encouraged him to take up the whistle in 2002. His rapid rise saw him appointed to the EFL assistant referee list in 2008 and to the National League referee list in the same year. After four years he became an EFL referee, and has since taken charge of more than 150 games. Notable appointments include last season`s League One Play-Off Final, where he was named as fourth official.

Source – EFL.

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

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