Date: 17th February 2021 at 8:58am
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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between Wigan Athletic and Lincoln City in League One.

Wigan Athletic host Lincoln City on Saturday, February 20 at the DW Stadium and the match carries a 3.00pm kick-off.

Referee: Trevor Kettle.
Assistants Refs: Marvyn Amphlett and Paul Stonier.
Fourth Official: Anthony Backhouse.

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Which England international defender began his career with Wigan Athletic in 2002?

Trevor Kettle has been the man in the middle for 11 matches involving Lincoln City:

13/03/04: Lincoln City 4-1 Mansfield Town (Division 3) – 3 yellow cards
07/08/04: Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
25/11/06: Wrexham 2-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – no cards shown
02/11/07: Lincoln City 0-1 Chester (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
23/09/08: Leicester City 0-0 Lincoln City (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
08/08/09: Lincoln City 1-0 Barnet (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
22/04/11: Bury 1-0 Lincoln City (League Two) – 1 yellow card
26/09/17: Lincoln City 2-1 Barnet (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
17/02/18: Crawley Town 3-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 8 yellow cards
06/11/18: Lincoln City 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (EFL Trophy) – 5 yellow cards
04/05/2019: Lincoln City 0-3 Colchester United (League Two) – 6 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 11 Yellow Cards: 42 Red Cards: 0

He received an average rating of 5.46 following the 3-0 defeat at home against Colchester United in May 2019. Some of the comments can be found below:

plumbob: “8, actually thought he did OK. He was certainly better than the majority in red and white.”

Chimpimp: “He could have followed Lee Mason’s example and sent a player off for two fouls and ruined the game. Generally not very good but much better than the Selenity linesman who flagged the wrong way nearly every time. But he was much better than the coop linesman who just stared blankly back at poor Trevor Kettle every time a decision needed to be made.

A generous 5/10.”

Luke Imp: “He was very picky and that made it a stop-start game. I thought the only card, or potential card, he got wrong was what should have been a second yellow for their RB after a couple of minutes. They were two poor challenges and should have rightly been sent off.


Trevor Kettle: 2020/21 Stats:

05/09/20: Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Coventry City (EFL Cup) – 5 yellow cards and 1 red card
08/09/20: Oxford United 2-1 Chelsea U21s (EFL Trophy) – no cards
19/09/20: AFC Wimbledon 4-4 Plymouth Argyle (League One) – 3 yellow cards
26/09/20: Doncaster Rovers 4-1 Bristol Rovers (League One) – 5 yellow cards
06/10/20: Peterborough United 4-2 Fulham U21s (EFL Trophy) – no cards
10/10/20: Cheltenham Town 2-0 Crawley Town (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
20/10/20: Cambridge United 3-1 Port Vale (League Two) – 1 yellow card
27/10/20: Portsmouth 4-0 Northampton Town (League One) – 3 yellow cards
31/10/20: Ipswich Town 1-0 Crewe Alexandra (League One) – 5 yellow cards
08/11/20: Barnet 1-0 Burton Albion (FA Cup) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
24/11/20: Exeter City 6-1 Colchester United (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
01/12/20: Northampton Town 1-0 Fleetwood Town (League One) – 7 yellow cards
05/12/20: Sunderland 0-1 Wigan Athletic (League One) – 2 yellow cards
12/12/20: Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Gillingham (League One) – 1 yellow card
19/12/20: Harrogate Town 0-1 Salford City (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
29/12/20: Walsall 1-2 Scunthorpe United (League Two) – 1 yellow card
12/01/21: Charlton Athletic 4-4 Rochdale (League One) – 5 yellow cards and 1 red card
19/01/21: Portsmouth 4-0 AFC Wimbledon (League One) – no cards
26/01/21: Southend United 1-3 Bradford City (League Two) – 1 yellow card
30/01/21: Hull City 1-0 Swindon Town (League One) – 1 yellow card
13/02/21: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Stevenage (League Two) – 1 yellow card and 1 red card
16/02/21: Salford City 1-0 Barrow (League Two) – 4 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 22 Yellow Cards: 57 Red Cards: 4

Trevor Kettle was the man in the middle for 28 matches last season, showing a total of 105 yellow cards and 9 red cards.

He was just a little card happy in the League Two encounter between Cambridge United and Leyton Orient (2-3), when he showed 9 yellow cards and 2 red cards, including a booking for former Imps loanee Lee Angol (Leyton Orient).

Kettle was in charge of 41 matches during the 2018/19 season. During that season, he showed 171 yellow cards and 7 red cards.

He showed 10 yellow cards in the League Two match between Newport County and Macclesfield Town, which finished 3-3, including a booking for former Imps loanee Nathan Blissett (Macclesfield Town)

Kettle oversaw 37 matches during the 2017/18 season. He showed a total of 130 yellow cards and 5 red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Crawley Town and Lincoln City, which finished 3-1 to the home side. Kettle showed 8 yellow cards in that match, half of which were shown to Lincoln City players Scott Wharton, Luke Waterfall, Alex Woodyard and Matt Green.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

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