Bond to officiate south Wales derby

Darren Bond has been appointed the referee for the first south Wales derby of the season when Cardiff City visit the Swansea.com stadium on Sunday.

It will be the second time that Bond has officiated a Swansea City game this season and it will be his third Cardiff City fixture.

The Lancashire official will be assisted by Shaun Hudson and Philip Dermott, with David Webb the 4th Official for the game.

Have a browse of Darren Bond statistics as a referee of Swansea City games, the last one being the 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Sheffield United back in September.

Darren Bond EFL Championship Record 2022/2023

This will be the 12th Championship game that Bond has taken charge of this season.

To date he has handed out 46 yellow cards at an average of 3.5 per game – with Middlesbrough (7), Birmingham (7) and Sunderland (5) being the teams punished the most.

When he officiated the Swans game against Sheffield United earlier this season, he booked Swansea captain Matt Grimes.

Cardiff have won both of the fixtures he has officiated so far this campaign, the 1-0 win over Birmingham at home and the 3-2 win at Middlesbrough.

During those games, he booked Sheyi Ojo against Birmingham and Ryan Wintle against Middlesbrough.