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REF WATCH: FOY HANDED STOKE VISIT

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08:00 17th April 2013

by @OfficialQPR

Referee Chris Foy takes charge of Saturday's match against Potters ...

CHRIS FOY will take charge of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Stoke City at Loftus Road.

Saturday’s match will be Foy’s third outing in charge of the R’s this campaign, after previously taking charge of our September defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and our Boxing Day loss at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Foy began officiating in 1983, and was eventually promoted to the Football League list of assistant referees in 1994.

Just 12 months later Foy made the privileged step up to England's top-flight list of assistant referees, before eventually becoming a fully-fledged Premier League referee in 2001.

Foy was announced as the fourth official during England's international friendly against Italy in March 2002, his first appearance on the international circuit.

In 2006, the 50 year-old was once again appointed as the fourth official of another England international friendly, against Hungary at Old Trafford.

Foy subsequently retired from international activities at the compulsory age of 45 in 2007.

The Merseyside-born referee's biggest honour to date has been officiating the FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Portsmouth in 2010.

He has refereed of 29 matches this season; issuing 59 yellow cards, two red cards and awarding six penalties.

Steve Child and Ron Ganfield will be Foy's assistants. Anthony Taylor will be the fourth official.

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