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HAINES HANDED COUNTY CLASH

7 October 2014

Andy Haines will be the referee for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash against Notts County on Tuesday evening.

Haines has refereed four games this season, one of which being the tie between Bolton and Ipswich on the opening day of the Championship season. So far he has dished out an average of four bookings a game and has dismissed one player in his first four matches.

The referee from Tyne and Wear started as a secretary for a seven-a-side team who struggled to find referees, this encouraged him to pursue it as a career. After progressing through the amateur divisions he finally became a Football League referee in 2005.

Last season Haines mainly stuck to League One and Championship matches. He officiated 33 games, issuing 91 yellow cards and 11 red.

On two occasions: the Oldham v Notts County fixture and the clash between Derby and Blackpool, he sent off two players in a game. He also issued eight bookings in one game and seven in another.

He will be joined by Billy Khatib and Duncan Street for Tuesday’s game against Notts County. The fourth official role has been given to David Richardson.

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