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James Linington to take charge at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night

Match Officials confirmed for our trip to Watford

14 December 2020

It is fourth vs sixth live in front of the Sky Sports Cameras tomorrow night as we head to Vicarage Road to take on Watford. The Hornets have won their last two in the Sky Bet Championship while we make the short trip round the M25 unbeaten in 11 matches. Below you will find more info about tomorrow evening's match officials.

Referee: James Linington

Assistant Referees: Nick Greenhalgh and Steven Meredith

Fourth Official: Oliver Langford

Now in his 13th year as an EFL referee, James Linington, who hails from the Isle of Wight, will be taking charge of his 21st Brentford game on Tuesday evening. 

His 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. 

Following a 3-1 victory at home to Bristol City in January 2014, we went six matches and nearly five years without a victory under Linington, until a 1-0 win at home to Bolton Wanderers in December 2018. 

That began a run of three straight wins under the experienced official which included our 3-0 success at home to Preston North End on the final day of the 2018/19 season and June's 2-0 derby win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Our most recent game was last month's goalless draw at home to Middlesbrough. 

In total, we have won six and drawn four of Linington's games in charge. 

So far this campaign, he has shown 12 yellow cards in eight Sky Bet Championship and EFL Cup outings. 

WATFORD 2020/21

238 fouls – 8th in Sky Bet Championship

25 yellow cards – 15th in Sky Bet Championship

0 red cards – Joint-least in Sky Bet Championship

Tuesday's game is live on Sky Sports as well as iFollow for Season Ticket and Premium Seat Members who froze their 20/21 Season Tickets. 

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

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