Man in the middle | Dean Whitestone

29th October
First team
Dean Whitestone

Dean Whitestone will be the man in the middle when Swansea City host Blackburn Rovers at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

The Northamptonshire official will be taking charge of the Swans for the first time this season, having been at the helm for home wins over Preston and Middlesbrough last term.

Whitestone has no shortage of experience, and has been refereeing for long enough to have had the whistle for a Swansea game during the club’s previous stint in the Championship.

He has taken charge of six games at the Liberty, with the Swans losing just one of them.

He will be assisted by Richard Wild and Ian Cooper. Andy Davies will be the fourth official.

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