Officials for Yeovil Town's trip to Millwall on Tuesday night have been announced. The man in charge will be Steven Cook (Surrey).
After a long spell of having Mr Cook as an assistant referee, he was promoted to the national list for the 2007-08 season, and we've since had him on three occasions.
First up was the 0-0 draw against Hereford United in October 2007 when the Glovers needed a penalty shoot-out to get through to the next round of the JPT. We had nothing particularly bad to say about him on the night, although a JPT match rarely causes much of a ripple.
In the same season, but later on in March 2008, we had Mr Cook again and Cheltenham Town were the visitors to Huish Park. We had no recorded issues with his performance on the day and again that was true of the Boxing Day match during the 2008-09 season when Cheltenham were also the visitors. So three matches and three occasions where Mr Cook has largely been unnoticed by those inside the stadium - can he make it a fourth?
Whilst former boss Russell Slade may have been happy with Mr Cooks performances in those three matches, we suspect he will have held a different opinion on one of the games he has done during the 2009-10 season. Mr Cook took charge of the match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Stockport County earlier this season with three players receiving red cards, including crucially two against Brighton players. Overall he's raised the red card four times in seven matches this season - as many as he managed during the whole of last season.
Mr Cook will be assisted by Neil Hair (Cambridgeshire) and Gary Young (Bedfordshire). The Fourth Official will be Wade Norcott (Essex).
Link: October 2007 : Hereford United 0 Yeovil Town 0 (Yeovil win 4-2 on penalties).
Link: March 2008 : Yeovil Town 2 Cheltenham Town 1.
Link: December 2008 : Yeovil Town 1 Cheltenham Town 1.
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