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Andrew Kitchen to referee Rotherham United Papa John's Trophy clash

5 October 2021

Andrew Kitchen will take charge of the Iron's away Papa John's Trophy encounter against Rotherham United on Tuesday.

The Durham-based official will arrive at the New York Stadium for his ninth game of the season in what is his debut campaign in the EFL. He spent two years on the National League prior to his promotion. This will be his third involvement in this season's Papa John's Trophy already.

His first competitive game of the season saw him oversee Salford City's 1-1 draw against Leyton Orient on the opening day of the season, a game in which he issued two cautions. Meanwhile his latest game came at the weekend as he took charge of his first Sky Bet League One game, seeing Doncaster Rovers beat Milton Keynes Dons at the Keepmoat Stadium, 2-1. Four yellow cards were shown on the day.

Being new to the EFL, it will be Kitchen's first encounter officiating both the Iron and the Millers.

Last season, he took charge of a total of 13 matches in the National League, including one play-off game, showing 27 yellow cards and two reds. So far in this season, he's issued 22 yellow cards and one red in eight matches.

On Tuesday, he will be assisted by Oliver Bickle and Hristo Karaivanov, while Elizabeth Simms will assume the role of fourth official.

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