Man in the middle: Martin Atkinson

28th December 2017
First team

Martin Atkinson will take charge of Swansea City’s Premier League clash at Watford this weekend.

The West Yorkshire official has refereed the Swans once already this season, in their 2-0 defeat at Burnley in November.

Atkinson was also the man in the middle for the Swans’ 1-0 victory over Everton at the back-end of last season, as well as the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park earlier in the campaign.

Atkinson took charge of his first Premier League game back in 2004-05.

He refereed the 2011 FA Cup final and the 2013 League Cup final, as well as officiating at Euro 2012.

Atkinson will be assisted at Watford by Stephen Child and Harry Lennard, while Roger East will be the fourth official.