Date: 29th March 2016 at 6:16pm
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Martin Atkinson has been named as the man in the middle when Stoke visit Francesco Guidolin`s Swansea City to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

The West Riding County referee was promoted to the Premier League select group of referee`s in 2005 and was then promoted to the FIFA list in 2006.

Atkinson`s biggest fixture to date was the 2011 F.A. cup final between Stoke and Manchester City.

The 44-year-old has been in charge of 27 fixtures so far this season, handing out 95 yellow cards and one red card at an average of 3.6 cards per game.

The official has been in charge of Stoke twice this season; their 0-2 home defeat to Watford and 2-0 home victory against Manchester City. He handed out five yellow cards, three being handed to Potters players.

Bradford born Atkinson has been in charge of Swansea City once this season; their 2-1 home victory against Manchester United. He handed out four yellows over the fixture; two being handed out to Swansea City players.

M Mullarkey and S Child are Atkinson`s assistant referees.


Stoke record with Atkinson (2015/16): P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 2 A 2 PTS 3 AV. PTS 1.5

Swansea record with Atkinson (2015/16): P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2 A 1 PTS3 AV. PTS 3


Stoke’s Referee Record 2015/16

1. Kevin Friend P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 4 A 1 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 6 AV. PTS 3
1. Neil Swarbrick P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 4 A 1 YC 0 RC 0 PTS 6 AV. PTS 3
1. Mike Jones P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 1 A 0 YC 0 RC 0 PTS 3 AV. PTS 3
1. Graham Scott P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3 A 1 YC 2 RC 0 PTS 3 AV. PTS 3
5. Mark Clattenburg P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 5 A 4 YC 3 RC 0 PTS 4 AV. PTS 2
5. Robert Madley P 2 W 1 D 1 L 1 F 4 A 4 YC 7 RC 0 PTS 4 AV. PTS 2
5. Craig Pawson P 1 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 2 A 1 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 4 AV. PTS 2
8. Lee Mason P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 F 5 A 5 YC 3 RC 1 PTS 6 AV. PTS 1.5
8. Anthony Taylor P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 1 A 1 YC 5 RC 0 PTS 3 AV. PTS 1.5
8. Martin Atkinson P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 2 A 2 YC 3 RC 0 PTS 3 AV. PTS 1.5
11. Andre Marriner P 3 W 0 D 2 L 1 F 2 A 5 YC 4 RC 0 PTS 2 AV. PTS 0.66
12. Roger East P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 F 0 A 3 YC 4 RC 0 PTS 1 AV. PTS 0.5
13. Mike Dean P 3 W 0 D 1 L 2 F 1 A 6 YC 4 RC 1 PTS 1 AV. PTS 0.33
14. Michael Oliver P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0 A 1 YC 0 RC 2 PTS 0 AV. PTS 0
14. Jonathan Moss P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0 A 2 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 0 AV. PTS 0