Date: 5th October 2007 at 3:11pm
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Mr. Anthony Bates from Staffordshire gets the gig for the City Ground this weekend and takes control of his 8th game this season.

Master Bates has so far this term issued 16 yellow cards, but has yet to take out his red one. He has though, booked 5 players in a game twice. So he clearly likes the paper work.

Last year he took control of two Reds fixtures. They were the 1-0 win at home to Northampton and the 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate against Bristol City, he booked 5 players that day as well.

He will be ably assisted on the line by, Mr. D. R. Street and Mr. P. I. Thompson. The 4th official will be Mr. P. J. Keane.