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Man in the middle | Ipswich Town (A)

Darren England on duty at Portman Road

1 March 2019

The man in the middle when we meet Ipswich Town this weekend at Portman Road will be Durham-based official Geoff Eltringham.

Standing in for original appointment Darren England, Eltringham will be taking charge of his third Royals game this season.

Both previous games have ended in draws; the first was a 2-2 stalemate away at Brentford, in which the Bees scrambled in a stoppage-time leveller despite Said Benrahma being sent off, and the second was more recently at home in a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa.

Likewise he has taken charge of two Tractor Boys games - both ending in 2-0 defeats, at home against QPR and away at Stoke.

Matt Foley and Nigel Lugg will be assistants on the afternoon at Portman Road, while Lee Venamore takes on the responsibilities of fourth official.

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