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Referee Watch - Portsmouth

8 December 2016

ANDY Haines will be your man in the middle for Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Portsmouth at Blundell Park. 

This will be the Sunderland based official's first game at Blundell Park since 2008, where he officiated in our League Two fixture against Luton Town.

Haines, a project manager for EDF Energy, has certainly had to rack up the miles to reach his current standing in the game.

When he got the call to become a Conference referee in 2005 he was in the Dominican Republic on a family holiday and faced a 4,300-mile dash to get the job.

It proved worthwhile as he was duly promoted before getting his Football League calling in 2007.

So far this season, in 21 games, he has produced 64 Yellow Cards and Four Red Cards. 

Mr Haines will be assisted by Simon Clayton and Ian Smedley. The Fourth Official will be Garreth Rhodes. 

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