Jeremy Simpson will be the man in the middle for MK Dons’ clash with Coventry City at stadiummk this weekend.
Simpson joined the list of Football League officials in August 2012 after spending three seasons in the Conference. Simpson refereed the Conference Play-Off Final between Luton Town and York City at the end of his final season in English football’s top non-league division.
The Lancashire-based official has taken charge of the Dons just once before – last season’s 2-0 victory away at Hartlepool United in March.
That afternoon in Durham, Simpson booked five players as well as sending of Pools’ midfielder Simon Walton for a heavy tackle on Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford. Bamford, along with former Dons defender Adam Chicksen, were the two Dons players booked.
So far this season, Simpson has overseen 14 games, shown 33 yellow cards and sent off five players. Only twice this season has Simpson failed to produce a card - in QPR’s Capital One Cup win over Exeter City in August and in Sheffield United’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie with Scunthorpe United two months ago.
Simpson’s last appointment saw him umpire Rochdale’s 3-1 victory over Exeter City last weekend and his trip to Greater Manchester proved a quiet one as he was only forced to show one yellow card.
The full list of officials for this Saturday is as follows:
Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)
Assistant Referees: Dave Bushell (London) and Sam Purkiss (London)
Ryan T Atkin (London)Fourth Official:
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