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Simon Hooper handed Saturday's visit from Preston North End

Match officials confirmed for the weekend's match at Griffin Park

7 February 2018

Referee: Simon Hooper

Assistant RefereesDaniel Robathan and Robert Hyde

Fourth Official: Tim Robinson

The experienced Wiltshire referee, who tried to make it as a professional footballer in his youth, has been a in charge of EFL matches since 2008. 

During that time he has taken charge of 16 Brentford games in three divisions. He was the man in charge for our unforgettable 4-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage in April 2015 and also refereed our 1-0 win at home to QPR six months later. 

Most recently he was in charge of our 3-2 defeat to Hull City in December, taking our tally in games he has officiated to five wins, two draws, and nine defeats. 

This season, Mr Hooper has shown 92 yellow cards and three reds in 29 matches, five of those bookings coming in our meeting with Hull before Christmas. 

Preston North End 2017/18

401 fouls - 3rd in the Championship

70 yellow cards - 1st in the Championship

2 red cards - 11th in the Championship

Tickets for Saturday's visit from North End are on General Sale now. Help The Bees return to winning ways at Griffin Park from just £23 adults and £6 juniors. Get your tickets now. 

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