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Match Officials: Tranmere Rovers

23 August 2018

Port Vale face another away trip this weekend as they travel to Tranmere Rovers in Sky Bet League Two. The EFL have now confirmed the officials for the fixture, with Dean Whitestone appointed as referee.

He has been the man in the middle on four occasions so far this season, and he produced two red cards in his first fixture of 2018/19 as Bury hosted Yeovil Town.

During the 2017/18 campaign, Whitestone took charge of 39 matches across various completions, and you can find a breakdown of those below:

18 Sky Bet League One games.

15 Sky Bet League Two games.

2 Emirates FA Cup games.

2 Carabao Cup games.

2 Checkatrade Trophy games.

Across those matches, he handed out a total of 97 yellow cards and three reds. He last took charge of a Vale game back in March as Neil Aspin’s men fell to a 1-0 defeat against Exeter City at Vale Park.

His assistants for Saturday’s clash will be Gareth Mellor and Gary Hilton, whilst Lewis Smith will take up the role of fourth official.

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