Backhouse to officiate his first Swansea City game

Cumbria born official Anthony Backhouse has been appointed the referee for the Championship game between Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.

The referee will be taking charge of his very first Swans game, having only been promoted to the Select Group 2 list of officials for the start of the 2023/2024 season.

Referee Anthony Backhouse will be assisted by Alex James and Adam Crysell, with Will Finnie the 4th Official for the game at the stadium.

Anthony Backhouse Championship 2023-2024 Record

This will be only the second EFL Championship game that Backhouse has officiated so far this season.

His previous game was last weekend’s goalless draw between Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion at Ashton Gate, where he booked two players from each side.

Bizarrely, all of the Championship games that Backhouse has officiated so far in his career, have ended in goalless draws!