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27 November 2014

Newport’s James Linington will be the man in charge when United travel to Barnsley on Saturday.

The referee from south east Wales has taken charge of 17 fixtures this season across the Football League, Capital One Cup, FA Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this season.

He has given out 42 yellow cards and six reds, including two Leeds United players in their 4-1 loss at Watford in August.

The last game he officiated was on Friday, November 21 (last weekend), when Cardiff beat Reading 2-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Alex Pearce was sent off for the Royals before the break for a challenge on Adam Le Fondre, shortly after putting into his own net, and referee Linington had no other option but to dismiss the defender.

Linington last officiated the Iron in May 2013 as they beat MK Dons 1-0 in League One. Karl Hawley netted the only goal of the game as Paul Reid was the only Claret and Blue player to go in the book at Stadium MK.

The Welshman made his first appearance as main referee in the Football League in 2008/09, after proving himself in the Conference.

He last took charge of Barnsley in December 2013, when they won 2-1 at Brighton in the Sky Bet Championship. He showed yellow cards to Peter Ramage, Jacob Mellis, David Perkins and Scott Wiseman.

Linington will be assisted at Oakwell by Darren Strain and Ben Toner, with Jason Tyas acting as his fourth official.

Take a read of our guide on getting to Barnsley and our match and betting previews before Mark Robins men travel to South Yorkshire for the 18th Sky Bet League One match of the season.

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