Date: 16th August 2016 at 12:04am
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Sheffield United this Tuesday.

Southend United travel to Sheffield United on Tuesday August 16 for the game at Bramall Lane and the match carries a 7.45pm kick off.

Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Linesmen: Simon Clayton and Graeme Fyvie
Fourth Official: Akil Howson

Match Day referee Eltringham has officiated three games in 2016/17 with a return of seven yellow cards and one red card.

He took charge of 37 matches in 2015/16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 93 yellow cards and eight red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bolton and Birmingham on October 20 with a total of seven yellow cards shown. On January 2 between Chesterfield and Shrewsbury he also showed six yellow cards and one red card.

A talented footballer in his youth, Eltringham started refereeing aged 16. He was appointed to the EFL Referees List in 2009/10, and was the fourth official in the League Two Play-Off Final between Bradford City and Northampton Town 2013.

Source – EFL.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.

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