Meet the officials | Stoke City

8th April
First team

Keith Stroud will be the man in charge when Swansea City host Stoke City in the televised game at the Stadium on Wednesday evening (8pm kick-off).

Stroud took charge of four Swans games last term, and this will be his fourth time overseeing the Swans this season, having had the whistle for the Boxing Day trip to Southampton, a visit to Leicester City at the end of January, and - most recently - the Swans’ 2-1 victory at Sunderland in February.

A Ronald brace sealed the points for the away team at the Stadium of Light, while Stroud booked five players in total with Ben Cabango, Josh Tymon, Jamie Paterson and Harry Darling cautioned from the Swans.

In total, the Hampshire official has overseen more than 30 Swans matches since being added to the National List of Referees. The first of those was a League Two match against Northampton Town back in March 2005, while the most memorable was the Swans 3-2 victory away at Cardiff in April 2023.

So far this season, Stroud has refereed 25 matches, handing out 128 yellow cards and three reds.

On Wednesday, Stroud will be assisted by Matthew Smith, and Nigel Lugg. Josh Smith will be the fourth official.