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Sam Allison to referee Cheltenham away clash

19 October 2020

Sam Allison will be the man in the middle for the Iron's away league encounter against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday.

The Wiltshire-based official arrives at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium for his sixth game of the campaign and his fourth in Sky Bet League Two.

Allison is a new official to the EFL following his promotion to the National List ahead of the 2020-21 season and is the cousin of former Jamaica midfielder Fitzroy Simpson, who had spells at Swindon Town, Manchester City and Portsmouth.

A former semi-professional player, he combines working for the fire service with his refereeing career, which he started in 2011.

His first game of the campaign was Exeter City's 3-2 home win over Forest Green Rovers on September 8th in the EFL Trophy, while his latest game was Graham Alexander's last match in charge of Salford City as they drew 2-2 at home to Tranmere Rovers. Allison is currently in a sequence of games whereby he's shown three cautions in one game and none the next.

In 2019-20, he took charge of 15 games in the National League, issuing 49 yellow cards and two reds, while so far this season, in five games, he's shown nine yellow cards and no reds.

On Tuesday, he will be assisted by Samuel Ogles and Adam Ricketts, while Adam Hendley has been appointed as the fourth official.

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