The man in charge of our game at Craven Cottage tomorrow evening is …
Andy Davies from Hampshire
This will be the second time in a few weeks that Andy has been in the middle for a Rotherham game – the last time being at Vicarage Road in February. Two goals from Odion Ighalo and one from Troy Deeney gave the hosts a three-nil victory. Kari Arnason and Richie Smallwood saw yellow that evening.
The only other time Andy has been in charge of us before was at the New York Stadium in March 2013 when Dagenham and Redbridge were the visitors. The game was going OK until the fifty-eighth minute when Kari Arnason and Medy Elito had a ‘coming together` just inside the box which Mr Davies was ignoring until his linesman got his attention. The next thing we knew was not only was Arnason shown a straight red but the Daggers were awarded a penalty which Elito duly took and scored from. Claude Davies got an equaliser on sixty-six minutes but eight minutes from time Luke Wilkinson got the winner for the visitors. Claude Davies and Daniel Nardiello were also booked that day. After the game Millers Manager Steve Evans said that when Andy Davies looked back on his performance he would be ‘as disappointed as I am.`
This season Andy has been in the middle for twenty-eight game showing ninety-eight yellow cards and seven red including one for former Miller Matt Tubbs in September when he was loaned out at AFC Wimbledon.
Running the line at Craven Cottage will be ?
Nicholas Cooper from Suffolk
Mark Mellor from Hertfordshire
The Fourth Official will be ?
Graham Horwood from Bedfordshire