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Darren Bond will take charge tomorrow in the North East

Match Officials confirmed for visit to Middlesbrough

5 February 2021

Following Wednesday's victory over Bristol City in TW8, we face our longest trip of the season this weekend, heading to Middlesbrough for our latest Sky Bet Championship outing. We've already faced Neil Warnock's side twice in West London this season, winning one and drawing the other, but now we face the long trip to the Riverside Stadium.

Referee: Darren Bond

Assistant Referees: Steven Meredith and Wade Smith 

Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

Lancashire official Darren Bond will be in charge of our longest trip of the season, tomorrow's visit to Middlesbrough.

It will be the 18th time Bond has refereed us with, remarkably, all but one of those outings coming with us as the away side. 

We are unbeaten in the last six of those games, winning all three of our outings in 2020. All of those came in Yorkshire as we beat Hull City 5-1 in February, saw off Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough in October and then won 1-0 at Barnsley in November. 

Before that, Bond had been in charge of three consecutive 1-1 draws, at Ipswich Town in September 2018 and then at West Bromwich Albion in December 2018 and December 2019. 

In total, we have won six, drawn five, and lost six of his games in charge. 

So far this term, Bond has shown 61 yellow cards and two reds in 18 outings. 

Middlesbrough 2020/21

320 fouls - 16th in Sky Bet Championship

41 yellow cards - 9th in Sky Bet Championship

1 red card - 16th most in Sky Bet Championship

This weekend's game is exclusively on iFollow Brentford, but there is no VIP access for frozen Season Ticket and Premium Seat Members. 

The only way to give us your support for this crucial clash is with a £10 Match Pass (£7 international fans)

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Given travel restrictions, commentary for tomorrow's game will be provided by BBC Radio Tees

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