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Mick

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The man in charge tomorrow is experienced referee, Andy Haines from Tyne and Wear.

This is his sixth season as a League referee, although we have seen little of him for nearly four years - just the Bury away Cup match earlier this season

Just as well, some might say bearing in mind he has awarded five penalties against us in just four matches, the penultimate of which was laughable.

In that drawn Cup match he cautioned Phillips and a couple of theirs.

Previous to that we actually ran out 2-1 winners at Peterborough in 2008/9 and notwithstanding the penalty decision his performance was poor, especially in the first half. Just one caution for us - goalscorer JFC.

In the same season he did the defeat at Carlisle. Two cautions for us (3 for them) - JFC and Robson-Kanu.

The year before that he took charge of our away win (3-1) at Crewe with again a couple of cautions - Mulgrew and Francis.

So despite the penalties we haven't got a bad record with him.

This season he has done 21 matches (with just an improbable 4 home wins) and shown a slightly below average 61 yellows and 2 reds.

His two assistants will be Ricky Wootton from Wakefield and David Benton from Sheffield with Mark Dwyer from Castleford carrying out 4th Official duties.
 
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