Date: 19th December 2006 at 1:01pm
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The Referee for Saturday’s game between Swansea and Rotherham at the Liberty Stadium will be Mr Dean Whitestone of Northampton.

This is Mr Whitestone’s 2nd full
season on the National list of Referees.

His first major game came in season 2004-05 when he officiated at the FA Cup 1st round game Between Yeading and Halesowen where he booked 3 players.

His first season on the list saw him take charge at 9 games (mostly league 2 ) booking 26 and Showing the red card to 2 players, both of which were from Darlington.
Akpo Sodje against Lincoln in December 2005, and Matt Clarke versus Wycombe in April 2006.

This season he’s reffed at 16 games so far Booking 49 and sending off 3.
Tony Grant saw red for Wycombe against Chester in September.
Macclesfield’s Danny Swailes, the brother of former Millers captain Chris, was given his marching orders v Bristol Rovers in October, and just 10 days ago Wrexham’s Steve Evans got his second red of the season against Boston.
His total record is Games 26, Booked 78 (3.00 per game) Sent off 5 (1 per 5.20 games)

Mr Whitestone will be assisted by,
A. Matthews (Somerset).
Roger Vaughan (Somerset).

4th official is Guy Beale (Somerset)

Referee appointments for the remainder of the Christmas period will be….

Oldham (26th Dec) Ray Olivier (West Midlands)

Leyton Orient (30th Dec) Andy Penn (West Midlands)

Tranmere (1st Jan) Jon Moss (Yorkshire)

Full profiles of these Referees to follow shortly.