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SALISBURY THE REFEREE THIS WEEKEND

4 December 2014

Sunday’s FA Cup second round clash with Worcester City will see Graham Salisbury as the man in the middle.

The Iron will be hoping to continue their current good form, which saw them go through the whole of November unbeaten. Three wins, most recently the 2-1 away win at Barnsley, and one draw made it a successful month for Mark Robins’ side as they climbed to 21st in the League One table.

Salisbury, a Lancashire based official, will be taking charge of his first FA Cup fixture of the season when he leads the teams out on Saturday. He has officiated mostly in the Championship this season, with exactly half of his 16 games being in England’s second tier.

Salisbury last took charge of a Scunthorpe United fixture in September this season when Chesterfield beat the Iron 4-1 at the Proact Stadium and in that fixture he booked four Scunthorpe players and one Chesterfield player.

This season he has shown 60 yellow and three red cards in 16 games, including the goalless Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday.

The 51 year old referee has been a Football League official since 2001 and has the record of being the first official to produce a red card in the final of the Johnstones Paint Trophy, when he sent off Toumani Diagourago at Wembley in 2011.

He will officiate his first match at Glanford Park since February 2013, when the Iron beat Stevenage 1-0 in League One, thanks to Mark Duffy’s goal.

Scunthorpe will be looking to earn their place in the third round of the FA Cup, to join the big names in the Premier League and Championship,  when non-league Worcester City make the trip to Glanford Park.

He will be assisted by Paul Cook & Christopher Akers and the fourth official will be Stephen Wade.

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