Stephen Martin to Referee Sheffield United v Bolton

  • December 28, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Stephen Martin will referee Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture between Sheffield United and Bolton at Bramall Lane.

Wanderers go into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on Boxing Day, while United were 3-0 winners at home to Sunderland on the same afternoon.

Martin, who will take charge of the game, has officiated 23 matches so far this season - issuing 47 yellow cards and two red.

His most recent outing was on Monday, when he was the man in the middle for Carlisle United's 3-1 victory over Accrington Stanley in League One. The Staffordshire official produced one yellow card in that game - to Stanley forward Billy Kee.

Martin's last match in charge of Bolton was on November 4, when they were 2-1 winners over Norwich City in a Championship clash at Macron Stadium. Six cautions were issued that afternoon, with Mark Beevers, David Wheater, Darren Pratley and Karl Henry amongst the recipients.

The last time he refereed a Blades fixture was on August 5, as they ran out 1-0 winners over Brentford on the opening day of the Championship campaign. No players entered the book that day.

Below is the full set of officials for Saturday's game between Sheffield United and Bolton:

Referee: Stephen Martin
Assistant Referees: Matthew McGrath and Daniel Robathan
Fourth Official: Christopher Sarginson

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