We make the trip up the M1 tomorrow to the East Midlands for a game against Nottingham Forest. Chris Hughton's side sit 21st in the table without a win in their last six while we are unbeaten in our last ten. The match officials have now been confirmed for the game.
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Assistant Referees: Nick Greenhalgh and Mark Dwyer
Fourth Official: David Webb
Geoff Eltringham is one of the most seasoned pros on the refereeing circuit, having started as an Assistant Referee in 2008 before taking charge of his first game 12 months later. The County Durham referee was then appointed to the Select Group Two of referees in 2016.
His first Brentford game was our 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic in September 2011 before he awarded us a last-minute penalty at The County Ground in the 2013 Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg against Swindon Town. After four straight defeats with him in charge, Eltringham officiated a pair of wins over Birmingham City; 3-1 in January 2017 and then our 5-0 victory at Griffin Park in February 2018.
His last Bees game came in July as he was the man in charge for our 1-0 defeat at Stoke City taking his tally to three wins, two draws, and five defeats in ten matches.
In total this campaign, Eltringham has shown 34 yellow cards and two reds in ten matches.
Nottingham Forest 2020/21
237 fouls – 4th in Championship
23 yellow cards – 17th in Championship
2 red card – 2nd most in Championship
Watch us on the road this Saturday. Match passes to watch our game at The City Ground live on iFollow are available now for £10 (£7 international fans).