MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Craig Pawson
9th December 2016
Craig Pawson will be the man in charge of Saturday's Premier League fixture between the Swans and Sunderland at the Liberty.
The Swans will hope Pawson proves a lucky omen in SA1, with the south Yorkshire official having refereed on six occasions at the Liberty - the Swans have won five and drawn one of those matches, without conceding a goal.
Pawson has officiated this fixture in the top flight in the past. He was in charge during the Swans' 4-0 win over the Black Cats during the 2013-14 campaign.
His most recent visit to the Liberty was the Swans' 1-0 victory over Norwich City last season, while his first Premier League fixture also came in SA1 as the hosts beat Newcastle 1-0 in the 2012-13 campaign.
Pawson will aided by assistant referees Dave Bryan and Scott Ledger, while Graham Scott is the fourth official.
Craig Pawson at the Liberty
Swans 0-0 Ipswich Town
Championship: March 27, 2010
Swans 1-0 Newcastle United
Premier League: March 2, 2013
Swans 4-0 Sunderland
Premier League: October 18, 2013
Swans 1-0 Burnley
Premier League: August 23, 2014
Swans 2-0 Stoke City
Premier League: May 2, 2015
Swans 1-0 Norwich City
Premier League: March 5, 2016