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Referee Watch: This EFL Official Battled Coronavirus On The NHS Frontline

This West Yorkshire official is also is a senior nurse/matron at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and has spent time on the NHS front line during the coronavirus pandemic.

14 October 2020

Tom Nield will be the man with the whistle at Leyton Orient on Saturday. 

The West Yorkshire official is also is a senior nurse/matron at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and has spent time on the NHS front line during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Nield was appointed a National List referee in 2018 and took charge of 29 games last season - including two of Town’s games.  

But, in March, when Covid-19 was at its worst, he had asked the Professional Game Match Officials Limited [PGMOL] to allow him to make a temporary permanent switch to his NHS role, until it is safe to return as a part-time referee.

He will be assisted on Saturday by Ryan Whitaker and Gareth Viccars, the Fourth Official will be Michael Chard.


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