Man in the middle: Simon Hooper

19th September
First team

Simon Hooper will be the man in the middle when Swansea City go to Middlesbrough on Saturday (3pm).

Hooper, from Wiltshire, has been promoted to the select group of referees this season, although he is yet to take charge of a Premier League game in 2018-19.

He last took charge of a Swans game back in August 2012, when they beat Barnsley 3-1 in the League Cup.

Danny Graham and Luke Moore (two) were on target that night.

Hooper has been refereeing in the Football League since 2008.

He last refereed Middlesbrough in their 1-1 draw at Brentford back in March.

Hooper will be assisted on Saturday by Daniel Robathan and Richard West, while Scott Oldham will be the fourth official.