Port Vale welcome Burton Albion to Burslem this week as we open our account in this year’s Checkatrade Trophy, and the match officials for the tie have now been confirmed.
Robert Lewis will take charge of the cup tie having already officiated eight games so far this season. During the 2017/18 season, Lewis was the man in the middle on 28 occasions, with a breakdown of these fixtures below.
12 Sky Bet League One games.
12 Sky Bet League Two games.
3 Football League Trophy games.
1 EFL Cup game.
During these fixtures, Lewis handed out 78 yellow cards and brandished five reds throughout the 2017/18 season. The referee has only handed out one red card this season as well as dishing out 24 yellows.
Lewis took charge of Vale’s cup exit to Lincoln City earlier this season, as Aspin’s side lost 4-0 at home to the Imps.
Alongside Lewis will be Thomas Harty and Richard Woodward as assistant referees, with Martin Woods acting as fourth official.