- Referee set for second QPR match of the season
- Official Davies appointed for Birmingham trip
ANDY Davies has been appointed as the referee for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.
Davies resides in Hampshire and has been officiating games in the EFL for the past five seasons. The two linesman for the match in the Midlands will be Paul Hodskinson and Daniel Leach with John Busby on fourth official duties.
The last time Davies took charge of a Rangers match was the painful 6-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle back in September 2016. He was also the referee for our 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough last season.
The only other time he has overseen a Birmingham game this season also happened to be a heavy defeat to Newcastle. A Dwight Gayle hat-trick saw the Blues go down 4-0 at St James's Park. City were however more successful with Davies in charge last season winning both games he took charge of.
During 2015/16 campaign he was the man in the middle for 36 games including 13 in the Championship. He gave out 127 yellow cards and five reds. He awarded 12 penalties which is double the amount that he handed out the season before.
He has so far issued 99 yellow cards and four red cards in 27 games this season. He’s awarded five penalties this term with three of them being in Championship fixtures. During the week he was the fourth official for the game between Brighton and Ipswich.
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