Stephen in the Middle

STEPHEN Martin will referee Argyle's vital home fixture against fellow play-off contenders Northampton.

This will be Stephen's fifth match in charge of Argyle. His most recent was our 2-0 Boxing Day defeat to Newport, in which he issued three yellow cards.

Argyle have never won with Stephen as referee, also recording two draws in 2013 and a 2-1 loss to Cheltenham in 2012 under Stephen's control.

Stephen has managed 27 games this season, dishing out a total of 71 yellow cards and two red cards - both shown in Havant and Waterlooville's 3-0 FA cup defeat against Preston North End.

Stephen's assistants on Saturday will be Chris Wade and Simon Knapp, with Mark Russell as his fourth official.