Date: 17th March 2017 at 11:15pm
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A late change with Oliver Langford taking the fixture between QPR and Rotherham Untied ahead of Andy Davies.

Teams: Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United
Competition: Football League Championship
Date: Saturday 18th March 2017

Assistant: Dan Cook (Hampshire)
Assistant: Darren Blunden (Kent)
Fourth Official: Nick Kinseley (Essex)

Mr Langford from the West Midlands was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2008 before joining the Select Group 2 in the summer of 2016.

He will be assisted by Dan Cook (Hampshire) and Darren Blunden (Kent) with Nick Kinseley (Essex) on fourth official duties.

Mr Langford has overseen two QPR wins already this season – the opening day victory over Leeds United (3-0) and the impressive away win over playoff hopefuls Reading (0-1).

Mr Langford has dished out 114 yellow cards in 36 games, as he averages of 3.17 yellow cards per game – He also gave out five red cards in the space of six games earlier this campaign.

He replaced Andy Davies who was scheduled to officiate the clash this weekend, but Langford has been pulled away from his role as fourth official of the Burton v Brentford fixture to preside over this.

Mr Cook ran the line in the EFL Cup win over Swindon Town after extra time (2-2), the home drubbing by Newcastle United (0-6) and the improved 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

Mr Blunden meanwhile also ran the line in an EFL Cup game – defeat at home to Sunderland (1-2); also a home win over Ipswich Town (2-1) and defeat against Huddersfield Town (1-2). He has also assisted in a draw with Reading (1-1) and a defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-2).

Mr Kinseley was fourth official at Loftus Road in the recent win over Barnsley (2-1).

Refereeing Rangers

QPR 1-1 Peterborough United – 12.09.2009
Goals: Wayne Routledge 34; Aaron McLean 16
Yellow: Matt Connolly, Gary Borrowdale; Gabriel Zakuani, Shaun Batt

QPR 0-2 Rochdale – 23.08.2011
Goals: John-Louis Akpa-Apro 5, Gary Jones 81
Yellow: Joe Widdowson

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 QPR – 30.11.2013
Goals: Theo Robinson 48, Paul Quinn 89; Charlie Austin 43
Yellow: Ross Turnbull, Richie Wellens; Richard Dunne, Jermaine Jenas

QPR 5-2 Nottingham Forest – 12.04.2014
Goals: Yossi Benayoun 2, Junior Hoilett 43, Nedum Onuoha 84, Bobby Zamora 90, Ravel Morrison 90; Jamaal Lascelles 37, Matt Derbyshire 45.
Yellow: NONE

Yeovil Town 0-3 QPR – 11.08.2015
Goals: Sebastian Polter 16, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas 20, Nedum Onuoha 56
Yellow: James Perch

Hull City 1-1 QPR – 19.09.2015
Goals: Michael Dawson 38; Charlie Austin 26
Yellow: NONE

Nottingham Forest 1-0 QPR – 09.01.2016
Goals: Jamie Ward 24
Yellow: Grant Hall, Michael Doughty

QPR 3-0 Leeds United – 07.08.2016
Goals: Nedum Onuoha 4, Tjaronn Chery 73pen, Seb Polter 90.
Yellow: Jake Bidwell, Ben Gladwin; Matt Grimes

Reading 0-1 QPR – 12.01.2017
Goals: Jamie Mackie 28
Yellow: Liam Moore, Joey van den Berg; Pawel Wszolek, Jamie Mackie


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