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Officials confirmed for Accrington Stanley

15 February 2021

Dean Whitestone will be the man in charge when Rovers host Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League One on Wednesday evening.

Whitestone is an extremely experienced official who took charge of his first Football League game in 2005.

He has gone on to referee more than 400 times in the EFL including being given the honour of overseeing the 2019 EFL Trophy final between Portsmouth and Sunderland which was played in front of 85,000 people at Wembley.

Whitestone is one of 21 Select Group 2 officials – meaning he operates mainly in the Championship – he has overseen 21 matches this season and has handed out 39 yellow cards and two reds.

The Northampton based official last took charge of a Rovers match in April 2019 – a 1-0 away win over Bradford City. His first time overseeing a Rovers match was in 2007 when Rovers registered a win away at Swansea City.

On Wednesday, he will be assisted by James Wilson and Mark Jones. The fourth official is Mark Dwyer.


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