East To Make Ricoh Debut
Match officials announced The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship game against Millwall on Saturday is Roger East from Wiltshire. Roger joined the National List of assistant referees in 2000 and was on that list for seven years. During that time, he was on the line for the 2003 League Two FL Play Off Final, the 2004 FA Cup Final and the 2006 Community Shield and was also on the FIFA list. He was promoted to the National List of referees in 2007. The five things he feels needed to become a referee are: Knowledge of Law, Understand the game from Players perspective, Man management skills, Luck and a big ego. This season, Mr East has had 31 matches including eight Championship game, and shown 108 yellow cards and three red. This will be Mr East's first visit as a referee to the Ricoh Arena. His only other City game was the 2-1 defeat at Cardiff City in September 2008 He has had two Millwall games, the 2-1 win over Leyton Orient in April 2010 and the 3-2 win over MK Dons in December 2009. His assistants are Tony Horton from Wolverhampton & Sasa Ihringova from Shropshire. The Fourth Official is Wayne Barrett from Worcestershire.
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