Man in the middle: Gavin Ward

3rd January 2019
First team

Gavin Ward will be the man in the middle when Swansea City travel to face Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday (3pm).

The Surrey official has refereed the Swans on three previous occasions, all of which were at the Liberty Stadium.

He has taken charge of one Swans game so far this season. He was the man at the helm for the 1-0 defeat against Bristol City in August.

Ward will be assisted by Mark Russell and Geoffrey Russell, while Samuel Allison is the fourth official.