Referee: Matthew Donohue
Assistant Referees: Mark Russell and Graham Kane
Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone
Matthew Donohue has enjoyed a quick rise through the National Group, spending just 12 months as an EFL referee before being added to the Select Group Two of Sky Bet Championship officials in 2019.
This will be the Greater Manchester official's fourth Brentford assignment with two wins and a defeat to show from last season's games. After a 1-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers in November, Donohue was in charge of two wins in 2020, both of which saw our opponents on the day reduced to ten men. Donohue opened the year with the 4-0 win over Bristol City, a game which saw Ashley Williams dismissed, before overseeing a 3-0 victory at home to Wigan Athletic in July, Joe Garner the man to see red this time round.
So far this term, Donohue has shown one red and 19 yellow cards in eight league and cup matches.
137 fouls – 20th in Sky Bet Championship
16 yellow cards – 14th in Sky Bet Championship
1 red cards – 4th in Sky Bet Championship
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