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Carl Brook to referee first away league match

17 September 2020

Carl Brook will be the man in the middle for the Iron's first away Sky Bet League Two game of the season, at Crawley Town.

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The Sussex-based official will travel to the People's Pension Stadium for the third game of his EFL career after being promoted ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. The 44-year-old referee is now in his 30th season as a referee, which saw him promoted to the National List following four campaigns on the National League as a Level 2A official.

Brook has been involved in one Red Devils games in the past, but this has only come from the line, following six seasons as an assistant referee which ended in 2015-16. He never lined in a game involving Scunthorpe, although he was fourth official of the 1-0 win at Charlton Athletic in April 2018.

He takes charge of both teams with the whistle for the very first time having refereed one EFL Trophy game and one Sky Bet League Two game so far this season. His first encounter was AFC Wimbledon's 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic in the trophy before taking charge of Morecambe's 2-1 away win at Cheltenham Town. Across both games, he issued just one caution.

Last season, he took charge of a total of 18 matches in the National League (including a play-off match in July), and two in the FA Cup, showing 77 yellow cards and five reds.

On Saturday, Carl will be assisted by Joseph Stokes and Andy Bennett, while Darren Blunden will assume the role of fourth official.

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