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Match Officials confirmed for Carabao Cup tie

James Linington handed Tuesday's Norwich City match

17 September 2017

Referee: James Linington

Assistant Referees: Mark Russell and Lee Venamore

Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone

This will be James' tenth season as an EFL referee, having joined the list in 2008.

He is a familiar face at Griffin Park, having taken charge of last month's 4-3 defeat to Nottingham Forest. The Isle of Wight official's first two Brentford games were both 1-1 draws at Griffin Park, against Lincoln City and Darlington, during Andy Scott's 2008/09 League Two winning season. In total, he has taken charge of 12 Bees games, with Brentford winning three and drawing two. 

Last season, James showed more yellow cards than any other Sky Bet Championship referee, 127 in total, alongside four reds and nine penalties in 29 games. This season has started in a similar vein with 36 yellows and four reds in ten matches. 

Norwich City 2017/18

84 fouls – 10th in Championship

11 yellow cards – 7th in Championship

0 red cards – 11th in Championship

Tickets for Tuesday's game are on sale now from just Adults £10, Concessions £7 and Juniors only £5 Get your tickets online here now.

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