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Tonight’s League Cup tie against Sunderland will be refereed by Barnsley based referee Darren England who will be taking charge of a Burnley game for the first ever time.

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Prior to moving into the middle in 2015, he was a Premier League and FIFA assistant referee while refereeing a number of National League games in his final season. Having stepped up, his first league fixture as a referee was between Hartlepool and Morecambe in August 2015. It was a busy start; he showed six yellow cards in that first game and added a further ten when he refereed the Accrington v Mansfield game ten days later.

He’d been refereeing for almost two years before he got a Championship game. He refereed the Wolves v Preston game in May 2017 and that summer was elevated to Select Group 2 and for the last two seasons has officiated mainly in the Championship.

Besides refereeing the Wycombe v Reading game in the last round of the League Cup, he’s also refereed three Championship games this season. There have been just five yellow cards in the four games with one of those going to the home team and four to away team players.

The assistant referees tonight are Philip Dermott and Steven Meredith. The fourth official is James Bell from Sheffield. He’s a referee development officer for the West Riding County Football Association and has refereed three times in the National League during this month.

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