Date: 18th September 2017 at 6:39pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Walsall and West Bromwich Albion U23 in the EFL Trophy.

West Bromwich Albion Under 23s travel to Walsall on Tuesday September 19 for the EFL Trophy tie at the Banks’s Stadium and the match carries a 7.45pm kick off.

Referee: Darren Handley
Assistant Refs: Ian Smedley and Richard Wrigglesworth
Fourth Official: John Busby

Match Day referee Handley has officiated seven games in 2017/18, showing 24 yellow cards and one red card.

He took in 39 games in 2016/17 with a return of 131 yellow cards and two red cards.

His highest card count that season was in the game between Crawley Town and Hartlepool United where he showed seven yellows.

He took in 32 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 112 yellow cards and five red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Leyton Orient and Wimbledon on November 28 with a total of six yellows being shown, plus one red. He showed seven yellows in the game between Peterborough United and Swindon Town in February.

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

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