Date: 29th February 2016 at 7:28pm
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Neil Swarbrick has been named as the man in the middle when Stoke welcome Steve McClaren`s Newcastle United to the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The Lancashire county F.A. referee was promoted to the Premier League select group of referee`s in 2011.

He is currently Stoke`s joint most successful referee this season, averaging 3 points per game for the Potters.

The 50-year-old has been in charge of 11 fixtures so far this season, handing out 39 yellow cards and two red cards at an average of 3.73 cards per game.

The official has been in charge of Stoke once this season; their 3-1 home victory against Norwich City. He handed out one yellow and a red card over the fixture; none to Stoke players.

Preston born Swarbrick has been in charge of Newcastle United once this season; their 2-1 home victory against West Ham. There were no yellow cards issued during the game. He handed out one yellow over the fixture; one to Rob Elliot.


L Betts and E Smart are Swarbrick`s assistant referees.


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

Newcastle United record with Swarbrick (2015/16): P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2 A 1 PTS 3 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. Mike Jones P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 1 A 0 YC 0 RC 0 PTS 3 AV. PTS 3
1. Mark Clattenburg P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4 A 3 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 3 AV. PTS 3
1. Neil Swarbrick P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3 A 1 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
6. Lee Mason P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 4 A 3 YC 2 RC 1 PTS 6 AV. PTS 2
6. Robert Madley P 2 W 1 D 1 L 1 F 4 A 4 YC 7 RC 0 PTS 4 AV. PTS 2
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
10. Craig Pawson P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 0 A 0 YC 0 RC 0 PTS 1 AV. PTS 1
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