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Ref Watch: Doncaster Rovers

4 March 2013

Select official Keith Stroud will take charge of this Tuesday’s clash between MK Dons and Doncaster Rovers.

Bournemouth-born Stroud has been a referee in the Football League since 2003 and was appointed chief executive of the Bedfordshire Football Association last year. Stroud is also a FIFA listed assistant referee and was the linesman for the 2003 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Southampton at the Millennium Stadium.

Stroud has only failed to produce a card on six occasions in his career.

As a referee, though, the Hampshire-based official has umpired a total of 14 games involving the Dons, showing 53 yellow cards and five red cards. Notable games refereed by Stroud include: the 2006 play-off semi final first leg away at Shrewsbury Town; the 1-1 draw away at Wycombe Wanderers in November 2007, where both Keith Andrews and Lloyd Dyer were given their marching orders for the Dons; the 6-0 FA Cup victory over Nantwich Town last season.

Dean Lewington, Stephen Gleeson, Alan Smith and Mathias Kouo-Doumbe have all been booked by Stroud, the latter also being sent off after picking up to yellow cards away at Bristol Rovers in 2010.

This season, the 43-year-old has taken control of 27 games and has shown 96 yellow cards and four red cards. His last appointment came on the 23rd February, for Tranmere’s 5-1 victory over Colchester United at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)
Assistant referees: Neil Davies (Merseyside) and Robert Ellis (West Midlands)
Ian Cooper (Kent)Fourth official:

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