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Gavin Ward handed tomorrow's derby at QPR

The match officials have been confirmed for Wednesday's game

16 February 2021

It's derby day tomorrow as we head to Loftus Road looking to bounce back from a first defeat in 22 on Sunday. Gavin Ward will be the man to take charge on Wednesday and you can find out more about the officials below.

Referee: Gavin Ward

Assistant Referees: Michael George and Graham Kane

Fourth Official: Andy Woolmer

Gavin Ward was appointed to the Select Group 2 list of referees ahead of the 2018/19 season after more than ten years as an EFL referee in League One and League Two.

The Surrey referee took charge of three Brentford games during our 2008/09 promotion season, including the 1-0 win at AFC Bournemouth which saw Darren Powell dismissed for an altercation with Karleigh Osborne. Other memorable Bees assignments include our 3-3 comeback draw against MK Dons in 2011 and our 1-0 win over Preston in March 2013, which saw Sam Saunders convert a last-minute penalty for the three points. 

Ward has only taken charge of us four times in the past five years, twice in the 18/19 season and twice in the 19/20 season. There was our 1-1 New Year's Day draw against Norwich City in 2019 and that February's 1-0 home win over Aston Villa. 

Last season, he oversaw our 1-0 opening day defeat to Birmingham City and our 3-0 win away at Swansea City.

In total, we have won eight of the 18 matches he has taken us for, drawing a further four.  

So far this term, Ward showed 49 yellow cards, and three red cards, in 19 matches across all competitions.  

Queens Park Rangers 2020/21

336 fouls - 19th in Sky Bet Championship

46 yellow cards - 5th in Sky Bet Championship

2 yellow cards - 8th in Sky Bet Championship

This Wednesday's game is live on iFollow as well as the Sky Sports Red Button. 

Season Ticket and Premium Seat Holders already have VIP access to the game but match passes are also available for £10 (£7 international fans) so you can watch live. 

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