We return to home soil tomorrow night for a repeat of last season's Play-Off Semi-Final, welcoming Swansea City to the Brentford Community Stadium. Both teams go into the game on the back of weekend wins with The Swans currently occupying second-place in the table. The match officials have now been confirmed for the game.
Referee: Stephen Martin
Assistant Referees: Adam Crysell and Carl Fitch-Jackson
Fourth Official: Keith Stroud
This is Stephen Martin’s ninth season as a referee in the EFL and fifth as a member of the Select Group Two of Sky Bet Championship match officials.
The Staffordshire official, whose father and grandfather were both officials in the Football League, first took charge of us in April 2013 as we lost 2-0 to MK Dons at Stadium:MK. Following three straight home victories, five of Martin's last six Brentford assignments have been with us as the away team.
Martin, who, as part of the PGMOL exchange programme, refereed three J-League games in 2013, took charge of us twice last campaign. He was the man in the middle for our 1-0 victory on the road at Middlesbrough and our 1-1 draw at Birmingham City, showing four yellow cards during the course of those two games.
In total, we have won four and lost four of the ten games under him.
So far this term, Martin has taken charge of six games, showing 12 yellow cards.
Swansea City 2020/21
104 fouls – 18th in Sky Bet Championship
13 yellow cards – 9th in Sky Bet Championship
0 red cards – Joint Fewest in Sky Bet Championship
Season Ticket Holders and Premium Seat Members, who matched their ticketing email address to an iFollow account, have already been given access to tomorrow's game.
Not a Season Ticket Holder? You can still watch our match against The Swans on iFollow for £10 (£7 international fans) using the link below