Date: 2nd August 2018 at 9:33am
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The Rams travel to Reading for the first game of the 2018-19 Championship season and they have Mersey side referee Robert Jones in charge.

Jones has never taken charge of a game involving the Rams before and is relatively new to Championship matches, having been promoted to the Championship referee ranks in the 2016-17 season. During his two seasons in the Championship Jones has taken charge of  18 games.

During last season, in which Jones was in charge of the majority of his Championship matches to date, he issued 132 yellow cards and 8 red cards, two being in one game, the match between Wigan and Portsmouth in league one.

To assist Mr Jones he will have assistance in Nigel Wigg and Michael George, with Stephen Martin being the Fourth Official.