Rotherham United make the hop, skip and a jump trip to neighbours Doncaster Rovers on Saturday where Martin Coy from Durham has the whistle for this early kick-off fixture.
Martin began his refereeing career in Durham County in 2002, starting with the Durham Sunday League before progressing through numerous leagues up to the National League. The start of the 2017/18 season saw Martin move up to a Level One referee and officiating in League’s One and Two.
The only other time Martin has been in the middle for a Millers game was on New Years Day 2018 when Rotherham entertained Blackburn Rovers at the New York Stadium. A battling performance by the Millers that day but the visitors hit first on sixty-six minutes with a goal from Bradley Dack but after Semi Ajayi was moved up front and caused problems for Rovers the Millers got an equaliser in the eighty-ninth minute from David Ball. Ajayi and Charlie Mulgrew were yellow carded.
This season Martin has been in charge of three games showing eleven yellow cards.
Running the line at the Keepmoat we have Paul Newhouse and Matthew Parry and the Fourth Official will be James Bell from Sheffield.