Rob The Ref

THE referee for our Sky Bet League 2 curtain-raiser at Southend United is Rob Lewis.

The last time Rob officiated in one of our matches was two years ago this month, when we lost 3-0 in a League 2 fixture at Gillingham.

Rob sent off our on-loan Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson for two bookable offences, the second of which led to a penalty from which Gillingham scored.

Of the current Pilgrims squad, only Durrell Berry and Conor Hourihane featured in the game.

Last season, Rob officiated in 22 matches, showing 67 yellow cards but not one red.

He awarded just three penalties - all for fouls - including two in one match, a 3-3 draw between Notts County and Bournemouth.