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Referee Watch – Gavin Ward

Barring any late changes, Gavin Ward will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Huddersfield Town tomorrow. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Ward has taken charge of twelve games so far this season, showing thirty-two yellow cards and three reds. Of those matches, only one has been in this division and in that game he showed three yellow cards.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last fixture involving Blues Mr Ward officiated in was the 1-0 win over Peterborough last September. In that game Mr Ward showed four yellow cards – to David Murphy, Paul Caddis, Peter Lovenkrands of Blues and Lee Frecklington of Peterborough United. His performance in that game was rated as a “shocker” in my match report.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last Championship game refereed by Mr Ward was the 1-0 away win by QPR over Yeovil at Huish Park in September. In that game he booked three players – Ed Upson and Joe Ralls of Yeovil and Charlie Austin of QPR.

Suspension Watch

1 red card – Wade Elliott (two matches of a three match suspension to serve)

6 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (one match suspension served)
3 yellow cards – Neal Eardley, Dan Burn and Jonathan Spector
2 yellow cards – Tom Adeyemi, Kyle Bartley, and Shane Ferguson
1 yellow card –   Darren Ambrose, Lee Novak, Koby Arthur, Wade Elliott,  Jesse Lingard, Matt Green, Nikola Zigic, Colin Doyle, David Murphy, Paul Caddis, Callum Reilly and Andrew Shinnie

The “cut-off” point where a fifth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is after December 31 2013 and the point where a tenth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is after April 13 2014.

All ref stats via Soccerbase

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