Latics face Rotherham United at the DW Stadium in a Championship clash on Saturday, the man charged with ensuring fair play is the order of the day on the pitch will be Northumberland official, Scott Duncan.
This will be Duncan’s second Latics game of this particular campaign, he oversaw our 0-1 away win at Birmingham last month, he has been in charge of seven Latics games in total, three of which came last season.
The Newcastle born whistle blower kicked off last season with us when we both travelled to the Ricoh Stadium on the first day of the new campaign, unfortunately we lost 2-0 to Coventry and had three players booked, Craig Morgan, Kev McNaughton and Cisco Junior, cheers for that Scott.
He made amends of a sort when we played Gillingham at the DW Stadium in January, coming from two goals down we scored the winner in the 6th minute of stoppage time to take all the points in a dramatic finale, he did book both Max Power and Michael Jacobs, but he also did play on until we scored, so thanks there Scott, meant sincerely this time.
He was also in charge of our 3-0 demolition of Bury at the DW Stadium in February, though Craig Davies did find his way into the book that day.
The 2014/15 season saw Scott Duncan in charge of one Latics game, our away defeat to Bolton on the 7th November which signalled the end of Uwe Rosler’s reign as manager, he also had us twice in 2013/14, he was in charge of our trip to the Den back in December when we lost to Millwall, that day he issued two yellow cards Andy Keogh of Millwall and Latics defender Stephen Crainey, he was at the DW Stadium in March for our home win over Watford, booking Martyn Waghorn and three Watford players.
Duncan has ref’d Birmingham twice this season, their 2-2 home draw against Wolves on the opening day of the season and their 0-1 home defeat against Reading in October.
This is Scott Duncan’s fifth season as a Football League ref following his promotion to the National List at the start of the 2012/13 season.
Of his 33 games so far this season twenty-one have been in the Championship, five in League 1, two in League 2 and three in cup comps.
Scott Duncan Card Watch 2016/17
Games – 33
Yellows – 99
Reds – 10
Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United
Referee – SCOTT DUNCAN
Assistants – Tony Peart and Shaun Hudson
Fourth Official – Nick Hopton
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