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Referee Watch – Graham Salisbury

Barring any late changes, Graham Salisbury of Lancashire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Ipswich Town at Portman Road today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Salisbury has taken charge of forty games so far this season, showing one hundred and twenty-five yellow cards and five reds. Of those games thirteen have been in the Championship and in those matches Mr Salisbury has handed out forty-three cautions and sent three players off.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last match involving Blues reffed by Mr Salisbury was the 1-1 draw away to Huddersfield Town on January 12 of this year. In that game Mr Salisbury booked seven players – Anthony Gerrard, Adam Hammill and Alan Lee of Huddersfield along with Curtis Davies, Paul Robinson, Chris Burke and Jonathan Spector of Blues. Gregg Evans gave Mr Salisbury an 8 in his Birmingham Mail report, saying he was decisive and aware.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game in the Championship that Mr Salisbury took charge of was the 0-0 draw between Middlesbrough and Peterborough United at the Riverside on April 2. In that game, Mr Salisbury kept his cards in his pocket and didn’t book anyone. The Middlesbrough Gazette report barely mentioned him as did the Peterborough Telegraph.

All Stats via Soccerbase

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