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John Busby to referee Forest Green Rovers away clash

5 December 2019

John Busby will be the man in the middle for the Iron's away Sky Bet League Two encounter against Forest Green Rovers.

The Oxfordshire-based official will travel to the New Lawn for his 20th game of the campaign and his fourth in Sky Bet League Two.

His first game of the campaign was Doncaster Rovers' 1-1 draw against Gillingham on the opening day of the season - a game in which he showed one caution. His last game came in the FA Cup last weekend when he issued three cautions in the 1-1 draw between Eastleigh and Crewe Alexandra.

He's taken charge of the Iron on just four previous occasions in total, most recently against Mansfield Town earlier in the season, showning five cautions. In total, across the four previous games, he's shown 15 yellow cards and no reds.

Meanwhile, he's refereed Forest Green on nine occasions - their most recent being a goalless draw against Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup, which the side won 5-3 on penalties. He's shown a total of 22 yellow cards and five reds across those nine fixtures.

In 2018-19, he took charge of 43 games, issuing 98 yellow cards and six reds. So far in this campaign, he has officiated in 19 encounters, showing 70 yellows and four reds.

On Saturday, Busby will be assisted by Dean Treleaven and Conor Farrell, while Luois Marks has been appointed as the fourth official.


Sep 7, 2019 LG 1 Mansfield Town 2-0 5 0
Apr 28, 2018 LG 1 MK Dons 0-2 Iron 2 0
Mar 3, 2018 LG 1 Iron 0-2 Oldham Athletic 2 0
Sep 17, 2016 LG 1 Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Iron 6 0


Aug 13, 2019 EFL C Charlton Athletic 0-0 Forest Green Rovers 2 0
May 10, 2019 LG 2 PO Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Forest Green Rovers 0 1
Dec 26, 2018 LG 2 Newport County 1-4 Forest Green Rovers 2 1
Aug 18, 2018 LG 2 Bury 1-1 Forest Green Rovers 4 1
Jan 9, 2018 EFL T Yeovil Town 2-0 Forest Green Rovers 3 0
Sep 30, 2017 LG 2 Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Accrington Stanley 1 0
Mar 19, 2016 NL Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Forest Green Rovers 6 1
Jan 30, 2016 NL Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Macclesfield Town 1 0
Aug 18, 2015 NL Boreham Wood 0-1 Forest Green Rovers 3 1

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