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27 March 2014

Nottinghamshire referee James Adcock will be the man in-charge at Glanford Park on Saturday, when Wycombe Wanderers are the visitors.

He has refereed in the Football League for nearly four years, having represented England whilst refereeing at an international event in the United States in 2011. He took charge of the biggest international youth tournament in America and was part of a team of referees who were only there by invitation-only.

He has overseen 25 games so far this season, with his most recent coming on Tuesday at Bournemouth, as they hosted Leeds United. In total, he has shown 82 yellows and five red cards in the current campaign.

Adcock last refereed Scunthorpe in a League One fixture in 2012, when Yeovil put four past us without reply at Glanford Park. He booked Josh Walker, Robbie Gibbons and Mark Duffy.

In the whole of the last campaign, he oversaw 33 games, cautioning 94 times and dismissing on five occasions.

He started refereeing aged 16, when he took a refereeing course.

Speaking in 2011, he told the Derby Telegraph his process once in the run up to a match, once he is told which fixture he is refereeing.

"I'll do things like look at past history between the two sides,” he said. “Players' discipline and where they are in the league table etc, etc,” he said.

By day, Adcock teaches Physical Education at a school but that doesn’t mean he is restricted to weekend games.

"Thankfully, the school where I teach PE, Sutton Centre Community College, are very encouraging and believe that having a teacher who referees in his spare time helps to promote respect."

Adcock will be the main man in black when we host Wycombe and he will be assisted by David Benton and Nicholas Gibbons, with Duncan Street acting as his Fourth Official.

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