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GIBBS HANDED BANTAMS CLASH

19 December 2014

United’s away fixture at Bradford City this Saturday will be refereed by Phil Gibbs.

This will be his third game involving the Iron, with his previous two encounters coming in the 2012/2013 season.

Mark Robins’ side will start the fixture sitting 19th in the League One table, following last Saturday’s 2-1 victory at home to Crewe Alexandra. Miguel Llera and Luke Williams scored the goals as the Iron moved out of the relegation zone.

Gibbs, a West Midlands based official, last took charge of a Scunthorpe game in March 2013 when he oversaw a 1-0 away loss at Brentford.

His last game involving Bradford came in October 2012 and it was a thriller as Dagenham and Redbridge came out 4-3 winners in a League Two clash. Current Premier League player Dwight Gayle bagged the winner as referee Gibbs produced four yellow cards in the game.

He has officiated 13 fixtures this season and produced 31 yellow cards and just a solitary red, which was shown to Morecambe’s Jamie Devitt.

He has mostly been in charge of League Two fixtures so far this season and has only been referee for three League One games this term.

Gibbs has been officiating in the Football League since 2008, after gaining 5 seasons worth of experiencing refereeing in the Conference and the odd FA Cup and FA Trophy matches.

He will be assisted by Anthony Backhouse and Glen Hart with Simon Mather taking the role of fourth official.

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