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Graham Scott will referee tomorrow’s home game against Hull City and it will be another first for the Oxfordshire based referee following on from games against Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers.

He refereed our home game against Villa last season in what was his first Premier League game. He was promoted to the select group in the summer and, after missing the start of this season through injury, he kicked off as a professional referee with our home game against Bolton.

Tomorrow, he returns after being axed following his last game which was the Premier League game between Swansea and Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium. In that game he awarded a penalty that was dubious at best, wrongly sent of Swansea’s Kyle Naughton for winning the ball and three of Sunderland’s goals were debatable. That was over three weeks ago and he’s now been deemed ready to referee.

Poor performances from him won’t come as a surprise; we’ve seen them in the Burnley games he’s refereed, none more so than at Coventry in 2011 when, in fact, he turned the game our way when he sent off Coventry midfielder Gael Bigirimana.

There is no doubt that he’s a referee who likes to use his cards. He’s refereed just twelve games this season but he’s already accrued 50 yellow cards to add to the sending off of Naughton, a decision that was overturned on appeal, and he was the first referee to yellow card Joey Barton this season. Of those yellow cards, 26 have gone to home team players and 24 to away team players.

He’s handed out 32 cards in seven Burnley games yet there were just two in the two he refereed in 2013/14 season. He seemed to be unaware of anything in the Ipswich game and at Bournemouth only he will know how Brett Pitman stayed on the pitch after a shocker of a foul. He’d already been carded but should have been given a straight red.

Graham Scott is in 37th place in RATE THE REF with a rating of 57.33 out of 100.

The assistant referees are Daniel Cook (Hampshire) and Mick McDonough (Northumberland). The fourth official is Football League referee Darren Bond (Lancashire).

Previous Burnley Games

SeasonOpponentsVResYRBurnley Players Carded
2010/11Readinga1-240Y: Thompson, Mears, Duff
2011/12Coventrya2-181Y: Rodriguez. Bartley, Wallace, Edgar, Hines
2012/13Brightona0-150Y; Ings, McCann, Shackell
2014/15Aston Villah1-170Y: Kightly, Marney, Barnes
2015/16Boltonh2-050Y: Darikwa, Barton
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