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Referee Watch: New Man In Charge At Stevenage

A look at Saturday's referee . . .

30 October 2020

Newly promoted referee, Sam Allison will take charge of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture at Stevenage.  

Allison is the cousin of former Jamaica midfielder Fitzroy Simpson, who had spells at Swindon Town, Manchester City and Portsmouth. 

A former semi-professional player, Allison combines working for the fire service with his refereeing career, which he started in 2011. 

And he says that he is "really proud" after being promoted to the Football League by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited. 

"Apart from the obvious of just being excited and overwhelmed, it also feels exhausting," Allison told BBC Sport. 

"You work really hard throughout your career and journey to get to where you thought you may never ever get to." 

His first game in the EFL was the opening day fixture between Exeter City and Forest Green Rovers. In his 16 games so far he has shown 16 Yellow Cards and no Red Cards.

Mr Allison will be assisted by Kevin Howick and Paul Yates, the Fourth Official will be Paul Evans.

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