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Graham Scott to take charge of Saturday's Forest clash

Match Officials confirmed for the weekend's action

18 March 2021

After three successive away games we return to TW8 on Saturday looking for our third home win on the bounce. Nottingham Forest are the opponents, making the trip south on the back of their home defeat to Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich City on Wednesday night. The match officials for Saturday's televised game have been confirmed with a rare Bees assignment in store for one of the country's Select Group referees.

Referee: Graham Scott

Assistant Referees: Richard West and Simon Beck

Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

Saturday's game will be the first time in more than five years that Graham Scott has taken charge of a Brentford game. 

The Oxfordshire-born referee officiated non-league and FA Cup First Round matches from 2006/07 before joining the National List of referees at the beginning 2008/09 season.

It was in that 2008/09 campaign that Scott took charge of his first Brentford games. He oversaw our 1-0 win at home to Macclesfield before refereeing the Griffin Park promotion party against Luton Town on the final day of the season. 

We would win six of our next eight games under the Berks and Bucks official. In that run was a 2-1 victory over Norwich City in August 2009, a 5-1 home win over Crewe Alexandra at the start of the 2012/13 season and our dramatic 3-2 success at Cardiff City in December 2014. 

The 2014/15 season also saw him take charge of our 3-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic and the 1-1 draw against Derby County. Scott was promoted into the Select Group of Premier League referees before the 2015/16 campaign, the same season which saw his last Bees appointment, that January's 2-1 defeat at Birmingham City. 

In total we have won eight, drawn four, and lost one of his 13 games in charge.

So far this season, Scott has shown 51 yellow cards and four reds in 20 outings.

Nottingham Forest 2020/21

494 fouls - 5th in Sky Bet Championship

51 yellow cards - 14th in Sky Bet Championship

4 red cards - 3rd most in Sky Bet Championship

Saturday's game is live on Sky Sports. It can only be watched on that platform. See more here. iFollow Brentford coverage will be audio only

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