Man in the middle: Keith Stroud

25th October 2018
First team

Keith Stroud will be the man in the middle when Swansea City face Reading on Saturday (3pm).

Hampshire official Stroud has been refereeing in the Football League since 2004, while he also had three years in the top flight.

He refereed the Swans on their own patch back in their Vetch Field days, taking charge of a 1-0 win over Lincoln City in 2004.

His most recent Swans assignment was in September 2016, when Manchester City won a League Cup 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Stroud last refereed Reading in April, when they were beaten 4-0 at home by Ipswich.

He will be assisted on Saturday by Mark Pottage and Dean Treleaven, while James Linington will be the fourth official.