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Simon Hooper handed Saturday's game against Middlesbrough

Match Officials confirmed for weekend's visit from Boro

15 March 2018

Referee: Simon Hooper

Assistant RefereesAdam Crysell and Robert Hyde

Fourth Official: Brett Huxtable

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 17 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 1-1 draw against Preston North End last month, taking our tally in games he has officiated to five wins, three draws, and nine defeats. 

This season, Mr Hooper has shown 109 yellow cards and four reds in 34 matches, five of those bookings, and one red, coming in our meeting with Preston a little over a month ago. 

Middlesbrough 2017/18

455 fouls - 9th in the Championship

59 yellow cards - 17th in the Championship

4 red cards - 4th in the Championship

Tickets for Saturday's visit from Boro are on sale to Previous purchasers 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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