James in Charge

SATURDAY'S referee, as Argyle meet Stevenage at Home Park, is James Linington.

Linington’s most recent visit to Home Park was on November 10 when Argyle lost 5-3 to Millwall Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Two yellow cards were issued this match; to Argyle’s Ben Purrington and Millwall’s Byron Webster. James awarded a penalty to Millwall’s Lee Gregory to restore their two-goal advantage.

We have plenty of winning form with James in the middle, though. His previous two games saw 2-0 victories over AFC Fylde and Hartlepool. 

In his last game, James oversaw a win for Preston away at Bristol City, cautioning two City players. 

So far this season, James has refereed 23 games, showing a total of 67 yellow cards and sending off three players. Two of those red cards came in one game when Bristol Rovers met Oxford United. Luton v Bristol City, back in August, is his only game of the season in which he did not show a yellow card to a player.