Martin Haywood will take charge of this weekend’s clash between Queens Park Rangers and Coventry City.
Haywood from West Yorkshire joined the national list of assistant referees in 2002 before being promoted four years later to the national list of referees.
This weekend he will be assisted by Mr Glenn Hambling (Norfolk) and Mr Harry Lennard (East Sussex), while the fourth official is Mr Darren Sheldrake (Surrey).
Thus far this season he has taken charge of 21 games, dishing out 36 yellow cards and one red – giving him an average of 1.76 cards per game.
Mr Haywood first took charge of Rangers in April 2009 as Gareth Ainsworth’s QPR travelled to high-flying Burnley.
Former R’s defender Clarke Carlisle scored the winner which appeared to deflect off a Burnley hand on the way in and despite some furious protestations the goal was given.
The official also saw Rangers’ subsequent season peak at Pride Park with Jim Magilton’s R’s playing some free-flowing football to overcome a two goal deficit live on the BBC.
Paul Dickov and Robbie Savage put the Rams two goals to the good, before Adel Taarabt, Gavin Mahon, Jay Simpson and Ákos Buzsáky rounded off a dominant second half performance.
A season later Rangers were back at Pride Park under Mr Haywood, with this time Neil Warnock presiding over a positive QPR side.
It wasn’t going well for the visitors as Kris Commons and James Bailey opened a two-goal advantage for the hosts, before history repeated itself and two injury time goals from Patrick Agyemang and Jamie Mackie secured a memorable point.
Mr Haywood & Queens Park Rangers
Burnley 1-0 QPR – 11-04-2009
Goals: Clarke Carlisle 49
Yellow Cards: Christian Kalvenes
Derby County 2-4 QPR – 24-10-2009
Goals: Paul Dickov 10, Robbie Savage 36; Adel Taarabt 40, Gavin Mahon 47, Jay Simpson 59, Ákos Buzsáky 90pen.
Yellow Cards: Paul Connolly
Derby County 2-2 QPR – 28-08-2010
Goals: Kris Commons 40, James Bailey 59; Patrick Agyemang 90, Jamie Mackie 90
Yellow Cards: Dean Moxey; Clint Hill
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