Man in the middle: Martin Atkinson

28th February 2018
First team

Martin Atkinson will take charge of Swansea City’s Premier League clash with West Ham on Saturday.

The West Yorkshire official has refereed the Swans three times already this season.

He was in charge of their 2-0 defeat at Burnley in November as well as the thrilling victory over Watford in Carlos Carvalhal's first game as Swans boss.

And he was also the man in the middle when the Swans demolished Notts County in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round.

Atkinson also refereed 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 by Peter Kirkup and Adrian Holmes, while the fourth official is Roger East.