Man in the middle: Roger East

26th September 2017

Roger East will take charge of Swansea City’s Premier League fixture at West Ham on Saturday (3pm).

East, from Wiltshire, will be the man in the middle for a Swans game for the first time this season.

The 52-year-old’s most recent Swansea appointment came in their 2-1 victory over Southampton at the Liberty in January, while he also took charge of the 3-1 win against Liverpool in May 2016.

Co-incidentally, his first-ever Premier League game featured the Swans when Sunderland visited the Liberty in a 2-2 draw in September 2012.

East has refereed 65 matches in the top-flight, issuing 195 bookings and nine red cards.

He will be assisted at the London Stadium by Sian Massey-Ellis and Mark Scholes, who will run the line at a Swans game for the third time this season, while it is also a third appointment of the campaign for fourth official Kevin Friend.