Ref Watch: Darren Bond to oversee Blackburn Rovers clash

Lancastrian Darren Bond will take charge of Wanderers’ Sky Bet Championship local derby home clash against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Entering into his eighth season as an referee, Bond has officiated 11 games this season, in which he has produced 32 yellow cards and sent two players off.

Those red cards came in the EFL Cup tie between Burton Albion and Aston Villa, where he sent off Brewers defender Kyle McFadzean for a second bookable offence.

The week before this, Bond sent Hull City's Evandro packing on 60 minutes for a second yellow card.  

When looking towards last season, Bond produced 136 yellow cards in 40 games, branding eighth red cards in total.

Jonathan Hunt and Andrew Fox will run the line for the fixture, with Sebastian Stockbridge as fourth official.

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