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John Brooks to take charge of Saturday's West London derby

Match Officials confirmed for final West London derby at Griffin Park

8 January 2020

Referee: John Brooks

Assistant Referee: Akil Howson and Sam Lewis

Fourth Official: John Busby

Saturday's game will be John Brooks' fifth in charge of The Bees as the Leicestershire and Rutland FA official establishes himself in the second tier. 

Brooks is on the select group of assistant referees for the Premier League and, in 2015, joined the FIFA International referees list as an assistant. He ran the line at Wembley for the 2014 Sky Bet Championship Play-Off final and took charge of an EFL game for the first time in August 2016.

His maiden second-tier game was in December 2017 with his second Championship assignment seeing us take three points in the north-east against Sunderland the following February. Since then he has taken charge of three further Bees games, all of them at Griffin Park. He was the man in the middle when we lost 2-1 to Middlesbrough in November 2018 and also for last April's 3-3 draw against Derby County. This term's outing saw him officiate our 2-1 win over Cardiff City. 

So far this season, Brooks has taken charge of 15 matches, showing 45 yellow cards. 

QPR 2019/20

346 fouls - 6th in Sky Bet Championship

51 yellow cards - 5th in Sky Bet Championship

2 red cards - 5th in Sky Bet Championship 

Saturday's game is nearing a sell out! The Ticket Exchange is open to pick up the last few remaining tickets on the Ealing Road and central areas of the New Road and Braemar Road.

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