Man in the Middle: Jeremy Simpson

30th July 2018
First team

Jeremy Simpson will referee Swansea City's opening game of the season at Sheffield United this Saturday (5.30pm).

The Lancashire official has been a Football League referee since 2012.

Simpson, 43, has never previously taken charge of a Swans game.

His last competitive fixture was the League One play-off semi-final second leg between Shrewsbury and Charlton in May.

A regular in the Championship last season, Simpson last refereed Sheffield United when they drew 1-1 with Brentford in March.

He will be assisted by Shaun Hudson and Nick Hopton, while Andrew Madley will be the fourth official.