Ref Watch: John Brooks to oversee Wanderers home clash against Aston Villa

John Brooks will take charge of Wanderers home clash against Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday afternoon.

Entering into his fifth season as a top flight referee, Brooks has officiated 37 games so far this season, in which he has produced 145 yellow cards and sent five players off.

When looking towards last season, Brooks produced 149 yellow cards in 51 games, branding six red cards in total.

The last time Brooks was in charge of a Whites match was October 2018, when he oversaw a 1-1 draw against Rotherham United and showed four yellow cards in total.

Philip Dermott and Billy Smallwood will still run the line for the fixture, with Paul Marsden as fourth official.

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