Referee: Kevin Friend. Assistants: D Cann, H Lennard. Fourth Official: J Adcock.
Friend has so far given out at least three yellow cards in every game that he has officiated this season but no reds. His yellow tally stands at 16 with an average of 4 per game
Friends last game in charge of the Bluebirds was the 2 – 1 home win over Birmingham City on 2nd October 2012. He issued yellow cards to Mark Hudson and Craig Bellamy, and one for Birmingham’s Curtis Davies.
He also officiated the last league meeting between this weekends opponents Newcastle United on 5th February 2010 at St James’ Park where Newcastle won 5 – 1.
He first took charge of a Bluebirds match on 16th October 2004 in the 2 – 0 home win over Rotherham United.
Source: Cardiff City Online