Man in the middle | Darren Bond

1st January 2021
First team

Darren Bond will be the man in the middle when Swansea City kick-off 2021 against Watford at the Liberty Stadium.

Lancashire official Bond has been refereeing in the Football League since 2012-13, and took charge of his first Championship fixture in February 2013.

He has taken charge of the Swans on four previous occasions, overseeing wins over Bristol City and Leeds, plus the Carabao Cup defeat to the Hornets last term.

He also had the whistle for the defeat at Norwich during the 2018-19 season.

Bond will be assisted by Daniel Leach and Mark Pottage, while John Busby is the fourth official.