Stephen Martin to Referee Bristol City v Bolton

  • January 09, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Stephen Martin will referee Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture between Bristol City and Bolton at Ashton Gate.

Wanderers go into the game on the back of a 5-2 FA Cup victory over Walsall last Saturday, while the Robins were 1-0 winners over Premier League strugglers Huddersfield Town that same afternoon.

Martin, who will take charge of the league game, has officiated 18 matches so far this season - issuing 41 yellow cards and two red.

His most recent outing was on January 5, when he was the man in the middle for Charlton Athletic's 1-1 draw with Sunderland in League One. The Staffordshire official brandished two yellow cards at The Valley, both of which went to members of the visiting Black Cats.

Martin's last match in charge of Bolton was in September 2018, when they held Ipswich Town to a goalless draw in a Championship clash at Portman Road. Two players were cautioned that afternoon, while Wanderers defender Marc Wilson was dismissed as a result of a professional foul.

The last time he refereed a Bristol City fixture was in December 2017, as they beat Middlesbrough 2-1 in a Championship encounter at Ashton Gate. Four players entered the book that day, including City duo Joe Bryan and Korey Smith.

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

Referee: Stephen Martin
Assistant Referees: Jonathan Hunt and Mark Jones
Fourth Official: Ollie Yates

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