- Referee James Adcock set for Griffin Park fixture
- Adcock oversaw reverse fixture at Loftus Road
- Only his second R's match of the season on Saturday
JAMES Adcock has been appointed as the referee for Saturday’s west London derby against Brentford at Griffin Park.
The official from Nottinghamshire has been refereeing in the EFL for the past six seasons and at the age of 32 is one of the youngest professional referees in the country.
The two linesmen for Saturday’s clash will be Adam Matthews and Darren Blunden, with Tim Robinson on fourth official duties.
Unusually Adcock was also the referee for the reverse fixture at Loftus Road when goals from Josh Clarke and Romaine Sawyers gave the Bees a 2-0 victory. He handed out just three yellow cards in that fixture. This was, until now, the only Rangers game he has overseen this campaign.
In contrast Adcock has been the man in the middle for four Brentford games in which they have won two and lost. He has carded four different players during these games.
In total, Adcock took charge of 30 matches during the 2015/16 campaign, including 11 in the Championship and handed out 70 yellow cards and just the one red card – making him one of the more lenient refs in the division.
He’s continued in a similar fashion this season, handing out 83 yellow cards and two reds in 26 games as well as pointing to the spot six times. Adcock’s last outing in the Championship was a week ago at Deepdale where Norwich defeated Preston 3-1.
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