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DEADMAN APPOINTED AS OLDHAM REFEREE

5 February 2015

Cambridgeshire referee Darren Deadman will be in charge of the Iron’s clash with Oldham on Saturday.

The Sky Bet League One fixture will be Deadman’s 23rd of the campaign, after he took charge of Chesterfield’s 2-2 draw with Doncaster last weekend.

He booked the Spireites’ Jay O’Shea and Sam Morsy, while Doncaster’s Kyle Bennett was also cautioned after coming off the bench in the second half.

So far this term, of the 22 matches he has officiated, he has shown 84 yellow cards and brandished eight reds.

Deadman has officiated in the Football League since he was promoted from the Conference in 2005, refereeing in all three FL divisions since, as well as appearing as a fourth official in Premier League fixtures.

The Peterborough-based official oversaw 34 matches in total last season, dishing out 120 yellows and nine reds. He sent a player off twice in one game on two separate occasions.

Richard Stearman (Wolves) and James Wallace (Tranmere) were both dismissed by the referee as their sides drew 1-1, while Huddersfield’s Peter Clarke and Joel Lynch both saw red in their 3-1 defeat at Derby in the Championship.

He took charge of our match at the beginning of that 2013/14 season, when we drew 1-1 at home with Dagenham and Redbridge. David Mirfin thought he had won it late on for the Iron at Glanford Park, but Luke Howell levelled in stoppage time. Deadman booked Eddie Nolan on the day.

A few months later he refereed Oldham, in their draw with Bristol City, booking the Latics’ Jon Stead and James Wilson.

He has not took charge of either side this term and Deadman will have Glen Hart and Kevin Mattocks running the lines, with Stephen Wade acting as his fourth official.


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