Date: 31st December 2017 at 9:52pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Derby County and Sheffield United this Monday.

Derby County host Sheffield United on Monday January 1 for the game at the iPro Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Darren Bond
Assistant Refs: Mark Jones and Adam Matthews
Fourth Official: Robert Lewis

Match Day referee Bond has officiated 24 games in 2017/18, with a return of 84 yellow cards and two red cards already.

He took in 40 games in 2016/17 with a return of 117 yellow cards and six red cards.

His highest card count that year was seven yellows in the game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham. He also showed seven in the game between Huddersfield Town and Aston Villa.

He took in 36 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 106 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bristol City and MK Dons on October 3 with a total of eight yellows being shown.

Bond comes from a footballing family. After taking up the whistle at 15, he has progressed to the Select Group 2 referees list armed with 20 years of refereeing experience, which included a year as an assistant referee in the Premier League.

Source – EFL.

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

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