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James Linington handed Tuesday's visit from Cardiff City

Match officials confirmed for midweek fixture against Bluebirds

11 March 2018

Referee: James Linington

Assistant RefereesJohn Flynn and Matt Foley

Fourth Official: Gavin Ward

This is James' third Bees assignment of the season already, having previously taken charge of the 4-3 defeat to Nottingham Forest at Griffin Park and our Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Norwich City. The Isle of Wight official was due to officiate the reverse fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium in November but was replaced before the game. 

Now in his tenth season as an EFL referee, James' 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 13 Bees games, with Brentford winning three and drawing two. 

So far this campaign, James has shown 111 yellow cards and five reds in 33 games, as well as awarding seven penalties, two of which came in the game against The Canaries in October.  

Cardiff City 2017/18

486 fouls – 2nd in Championship

57 yellow cards – 18th in Championship

1 red card – 18th in Championship

Tickets for Tuesday's game are on sale to Previous Purchasers now. With The Bees looking to close the gap to the Play-Offs, get behind Dean and the boys by getting your match tickets here. 

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