Stroud In Charge Of City V Leeds
Referee appointed The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship fixture against Leeds United at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday is Keith Stroud from Hampshire. Keith took up officiating after being left out of his parks team and was appointed to the FIFA list of Assistant Referees in 2004 and the Select Group Of Referees in 2007. He was an assistant at the 2002 FA Cup Final, which he describes as 'a fantastic achievement and a memorable experience' and is thankful to people such as Coventry based referee Keiren Barratt who have helped him in his career which has seen him referee Premier League matches.So far this season, he has had eight matches including three Championship games. Mr Stroud has shown 28 yellow cards and one red. His last City game was the 1-0 win at Plymouth Argyle in December 2009 and previous City matches in which he has refereed are: the 0-0 home draw with West Brom in October 2009, the 1-1 draw at QPR in January 2009, the 2-0 home win against Leicester in February 2008, the 0-2 home defeat to Palace on Boxing Day 2007, the 0-1 defeat at Wolves in October 2007, the 0-0 at Colchester in March 2007 and the 2-0 home win against Sheffield United in March 2006.His assistants are Stephen Artis from Norfolk & Russ Fletcher from Derbyshire, The Fourth Official is Guy Stretton from Leicestershire.
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