Latics entertain Bristol City at the DW Stadium on Saturday in a battle of the basement buddies, the referee for the game is Wakefield official Andy Madley.
Andy, who is the elder brother of Select Group 1 ref Bobby Madley, will be taking charge of only his fifth Latics game, two of which have come this campaign, he was in charge of our 0-1 home defeat by Derby in December and our inspirational 0-2 away win at Burton in January.
He had us twice last season, Blackpool in the JPT at the DW in December 2015, we won that game 4-0, he was also in charge of our 3-0 League 1 victory over Scunthorpe United in the August, again at the DW Stadium.
His only other Latics game was our 1-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road in the 2013/14 campaign.
Madley has ref’d Bristol City twice this season, a 2-2 draw away at Rotherham in September and a 1-0 defeat away at QPR in August.
Andy Madley is part of the new Select Group 2 refs, regarded as a real ‘up and comer’, noted for refereeing with a smile and at just 32 years of age time is very much on his side to follow brother Bobby all the way to the top in the referee world.
Andy Madley Card Watch 2016/17
Games – 34
Yellows – 117
Reds – 6
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