Date: 15th September 2020 at 3:22pm
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Rotherham United’s first home game of the season on Saturday sees Lancashire’s Leigh Doughty in the middle.

After beginning refereeing in 2007, last season was Leigh’s first season as an EFL Referee after being promoted to the National List of Referees after just one campaign in the National League. Leigh was promoted again and he starts this season as a Select Group 2 Championship referee.

This is just the third time Leigh has been in the middle for a Millers game, the first being in January 2020 at the New York Stadium which saw Bristol Rovers the visitors. Three second half goals from Kyle Vassell, Michael Smith and Chieo Ogbene saw the hosts get all three points with Matt Crooks being the only Millers yellow carded in the game.

He was also at the New York Stadium the following month when MK Dons were the visitors. Freddie Ladapo put the Millers one up on the ten minute mark but twelve minutes later Rhys Healey equalised for the visitors with the game ending one-all in a game which saw Richard Wood and Matthew Olosunde booked.

The only game Leigh has been in charge of this season so far was the Carabao Cup game which saw Cambridge United beat Birmingham City one-nil at the St Andrew’s Stadium where he didn’t show any cards.

Running the line at the New York Stadium on Saturday is Adrian Waters and James Wilson while Geoff Eltringham is the Fourth Official.

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