Referee: Keith Stroud

Assistant Referees: Geoffrey Russell and Steven Plane

Fourth Official: Lee Swabey

Keith Stroud is one of the most recognisable referees on the EFL circuit having taken charge of his first professional game way back in 2004. Over the past 15 seasons he has been involved in FA Cup and Play-Off finals, as well as spending a number of seasons officiating in the Premier League.

In total, he has taken charge of 24 Bees games dating back to 2006, only Leeds United and Ipswich Town are more frequent assigments for the Hampshire official. Most notably he was in charge for our 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane in April 2013, which saw four penalties and three red cards given.

In total, we have won 13 and drawn three of those 24 games. Our last four games have all ended in wins, most recently when we beat Leeds United 2-0 at Griffin Park in April.

So far this season, Mr Stroud has shown 62 yellow cards, and two reds, in 18 competitive fixtures.

Stoke City 2019/20

297 fouls – 15th in Championship

32 yellow cards – 22nd in Championship

1 red card – 11th in Championship

Come and back The Bees as we begin our final Emirates FA Cup campaign at Griffin Park against The Potters. Tickets are on General Sale from £10 adults and just £5 Under-18s.

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