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Dean Whitestone to take charge on Boxing Day

Match Officials confirmed for our trip to the Cardiff City Stadium

24 December 2020

Our Boxing Day game takes us to South Wales and the Cardiff City Stadium to face Neil Harris' Bluebirds. Cardiff have crept into the Play-Off chasing pack while we are looking to cement our spot in the top six over the festive period. The match officials for the game have now been confirmed.

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Assistant Referee: Mark Pottage and Craig Taylor

Fourth Official: Daniel Lamport

Dean Whitestone is one of the longest serving referees in the professional game, having taken charge of his first EFL match back in 2005. 

His first Brentford game was a 1-1 draw at home to Bristol City in October 2006 and since then he has gone on to referee a further 17 Bees outings, including our EFL Cup Fourth Round tie at Birmingham City in 2010.

After a two-year absence, the Northamptonshire official's three outings last season all came on the road. He was in charge of our defeats at Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, before overseeing June's 3-0 win at Reading. 

This campaign he was in charge of our 4-2 defeat to Preston North End in October, which remains the only competitive defeat so far at our new home. 

So far this season, Whitestone has shown 21 yellow cards in 13 matches.

Cardiff City 20/21

267 fouls – 7th in Sky Bet Championship

29 yellow cards – 9th in Sky Bet Championship

2 red cards – 4th in Sky Bet Championship

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