Smith to referee his first Swansea City game

Lancashire official Lewis Smith has been appointed the referee for the Swans Championship game away at Plymouth Argyle 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 last season.

Referee Lewis Smith will be assisted by Ian Cooper and Alex James, with James Bell the fourth official for the game at Home Park.

This will be the first EFL Championship game that Smith has officiated so far this season.

Smith has however overseen 11 matches so far this campaign, five in League One, four in League Two and two Carabao Cup ties.

Across those games, he has handed out 50 yellow cards and one red card, which suggests there may be a few cards handed out when the Pilgrims welcome the Swans to Home Park.