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Robert Jones to take charge of Carabao Cup Quarter-Final

Match Officials confirmed for game against Magpies

21 December 2020

A historic night lies ahead for Thomas Frank's Bees as tomorrow we face Newcastle United for a place in the Semi-Final of the Carabao Cup. The Magpies are seeking a first major domestic trophy since 1955 while we have never before reached this stage of the competition. Find out the match officials for tomorrow's huge clash below.

Referee: Robert Jones

Assistant Referees: Simon Beck and Simon Long 

Fourth Official: Graham Scott

This will be the Merseyside official's ninth game in charge of The Bees, having joined the ranks of EFL officials before the 2016/17 season.

Jones' first assignment in the second tier was our trip to Barnsley in April 2017. The game ended in a 1-1 draw; Florian Jozefzoon scoring the equaliser before Jota missed a second-half penalty. 12 months on, he took charge of our 1-0 win over Ipswich Town at Griffin Park, Neal Maupay scoring the only goal from the penalty spot following a foul on Sergi Canos.

That victory over The Tractor Boys remains our only win in eight attempts under Jones. After losing four straight during the 18/19 and 19/20 season, Jones took charge of two huge games in 2020. He was the man in charge of our 1-1 draw at home to Leeds United in February and then oversaw our 2-1 final day defeat to Barnsley at Griffin Park. 

So far this campaign, Jones has shown 10 yellow cards in five matches across three competitions.

Newcastle United 2020/21

132 fouls – 18th in Premier League

25 yellow cards – 3rd in Premier League 

0 red cards – 10th in Premier League

Tomorrow's game is exclusively live on Sky Sports. 

Audio Match Passes to listen live on iFollow Brentford are available to buy for £2.50 

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