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Referee Report in Association with EZE Group – Darren Bond

Barring any late changes, Darren Bond from Lancashire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Brentford today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Bond has taken charge of 29 games so far this season, showing 82 yellow cards and four reds. Of those games, eight were in the Championship and those games yielded 36 cautions and two sendings-off.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last game involving Blues Mr Bond took charge of was the 1-0 away win over Rotherham at the end of November. In that game he booked three players – Kari Arnason and Johnson Clarke-Harris of Rotherham along with David Cotterill of Blues.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level Mr Bond took charge of was last weekend’s match between Derby and Sheffield Wednesday. That game saw yellow cards for Will Hughes of Derby along with Sam Hutchinson, Kieran Lee and Atdhe Nuhiu of Sheffield Wednesday while the Owls’ keeper Keiren Westwood was sent off late on.

Suspension Watch

One Red Card: Darren Randolph (one match suspension served), Wes Thomas (three matches of a three match ban served), Neal Eardley (one match of a one match ban served).

7 Yellow Cards: Paul Robinson
6 Yellow Cards: David Cotterill
5 Yellow Cards: David Davis
4 Yellow Cards: Jonathan Grounds
3 Yellow Cards: Wes Thomas and Stephen Gleeson
2 Yellow Cards: Paul Caddis, Jonathan Spector, Andrew Shinnie, Neal Eardley and Demarai Gray
1 Yellow Card: Koby Arthur, Michael Morrison, Clayton Donaldson, Mitch Hancox, Mark Duffy, Nikola Zigic and Lee Novak

The last date that five yellow cards will attract a suspension is December 31; for ten yellow cards it is April 12.

All referee stats via Soccerbase

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