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Referee Watch – Mark Haywood

Barring any late changes, Mark Haywood of West Yorkshire will be in the middle for Blues’ game against Millwall at The Den on Tuesday. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Haywood has officiated in eight games so far this season, showing seventeen yellow cards and no reds. Of those nine games, two have been in the Championship where he has shown just two yellow cards. Last season, Mr Haywood was in the middle for forty-two games, where he showed one hundred and two yellow cards and no reds. Of those 42 games, thirteen were in the Championship and in those games he gave out 36 cautions. It has been 57 games since he last showed a red card (April 2011) and in his league career he has only shown 15 in 215 games spanning 6 and a bit seasons.

Last Blues Match Refereed

Mr Haywood’s last Blues game was the 3-1 win over Forest last October. In that game he showed yellow cards to Matt Derbyshire of Nottingham Forest and Liam Ridgewell of Blues. Gregg Evans of the Birmingham Mail gave Mr Haywood an 8 in that game remarking he got the key decisions right.

Last Championship Game Refereed

Mr Haywood’s last Championship game was the match between Derby County and Blackburn Rovers on Saturday which finished 1-1. In that game he showed just one yellow card, to Colin Kazim-Richards of Blackburn Rovers. Mr Haywood is not mentioned in the Derby Telegraph report or the Lancashire Telegraph report.

All stats from Soccerbase

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