Marriner's The Man

PREMIER League referee Andre Marriner will take charge of this weekend's Devon Expressway derby.

Marriner has been in the Premier League's select group since 2005 and since 2008, has also been on the FIFA list.

Already this season, along with five top flight games, he has officiated two Europa League matches, one Champions League qualifier and also a World Cup qualifier.

In those nine matches, he has shown 35 yellow cards and two reds.

Marriner has taken charge of five previous Argyle fixtures, interestingly, three of which were matches against Queens Park Rangers. Of those matches, we have won two, lost two and drawn one.

We last met Marriner way back in back in January 2008, in an FA Cup fourth round tie with eventual winners Portsmouth.

Argyle debutant Chris Clark scored an early goal that day only for Lassana Diarra and Niko Kranjcar to seal the tie for Pompey.

Marriner showed three yellow cards that afternoon; to Argyle's Mat Kouo-Doumbe and Peter Halmosi and to Portsmouth's Noe Pamarot.

Earlier that season, Marriner was in charge of a 2-0 victory for the Pilgrims against QPR at Loftus Road.

His first ever visit to Home Park was in October 2003 for the Pilgrims' now famous 6-0 mauling of Tranmere Rovers. As pictured above, Michael Evans was booked.

After that, Marriner took charge of a 1-1 draw at Home Park in 2006-07 and a 3-2 defeat at Loftus Road in 2004-05, both against the R's.