Martin to Referee Swans visit to Blackpool

In light of Ryan Manning’s red card in the defeat against Fulham on Tuesday night, you could be forgiven for thinking that Russell Martin may wish to take the role of referee for the Swans visit to Blackpool on the weekend, but alas it is Stephen Martin who will be the man with the whistle.

The Staffordshire official is the son of former Premier League referee Andy, who officiated during the 1990s.

Referee Martin will be assisted by Geoffrey Liddle and Matthew McGrath, with Carl Boyeson the fourth Official for the game at Bloomfield Road.

Unlike many referees for the Swans games, Stephen Martin’s record when officiating Swansea City games is very positive, with only one defeat in 5 away games.

Stephen Martin Championship 2021-2022 Record

Martin has officiated 15 Championship games to date this season, having already done three Blackpool games, but this will be his first Swans game on the 2021-2022 campaign.

He has handed out 46 yellow cards and two red cards thus far in the Championship, whilst awarding two penalties.

In the three Blackpool games he has officiated, he handed out 7 yellow cards.