Keith Stroud to Referee Sheffield United v Bolton

  • February 01, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Keith Stroud 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 1-1 draw at home to Reading on Tuesday night, while the Blades held Norwich City to a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road three days earlier.

Stroud, who will take charge of the game, has officiated 18 matches so far this season - issuing 63 yellow cards and two red.

His most recent outing was on January 26, when he was the man in the middle for Aston Villa's 2-1 victory over Ipswich Town in the Championship. The Hampshire official brandished four yellow cards at Villa Park - three of which went to members of the winning hosts.

Stroud's last match in charge of Bolton was in December 2018, when they were held to a goalless draw by Stoke City in a Championship clash at the University of Bolton Stadium. Five players were cautioned that afternoon, including Wanderers duo Josh Vela and Clayton Donaldson.

The last time he refereed a Sheffield United fixture was in March 2018, as they were beaten 3-0 by Fulham in a Championship encounter at Craven Cottage. Five players entered the book that evening, including United's Enda Stevens, Jack O'Connell, John Fleck and Lee Evans.

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

Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistant Referees: John Flynn and Billy Smallwood
Fourth Official: Darren England

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