MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Kevin Friend
25th November 2016
Kevin Friend will be in charge of the Swans' Premier League fixture with Crystal Palace on Saturday (3pm).
Bristol-born official Friend has been the man in the middle for the Swans' matches in League One and the Championship along with top-flight fixtures.
The45-year-old's most recent time in charge at the Liberty was the Swans' home defeat to Arsenal last season, while this will be his seventh visit to SA1 as the referee.
Friend was also the referee for the Swans' League Cup final win over Bradford City in 2013.
His assistants this weekend will be Matthew Wilkes and Jake Collin, while Stephen Martin is the fourth official.
Kevin Friend at the Liberty
Swans 1-1 Bradford City
League One: Feb 14, 2005
Swans 0-1 Reading
League Cup: Aug 28, 2007
Swans 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Championship: Aug 30, 2008
Swans 1-1 Chelsea
Premier League: Nov 11, 2012
Swans 2-0 QPR
Premier League: Dec 2, 2014
Swans 0-3 Arsenal
Premier League: Oct 31, 2015
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