Man in the middle | Kevin Friend

20th January 2021
First team

Kevin Friend will be the man in the middle when Swansea City host Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup this weekend.

The Premier League official will be taking charge of the Swans for the first time since the home win over Millwall in February 2019.

Leicestershire referee Friend has been in charge of a host of Swans games over the years - stretching back to a fourth-tier win at Cambridge in 2004 - with the 2013 Capital One Cup final and the 3-2 win at Anfield in January 2017 among them.

He will be assisted by Simon Beck and Jonathan Hunt, while Robert Madley is the fourth official.