Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.
This week’s referee spotlight focuses on Joshua Smith, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v Preston North End EFL Championship game on Saturday, 22 January 2022.
Referee Smith was assisted by Sam Lewis and Jonathan Hunt, with Leigh Doughty the 4th Official for the game.
Name: Joshua Smith
Known as Josh Smith, he is one of the youngest referees in the professional game, having started refereeing in 2006, aged just 14, thus following in the footsteps of his father, who had also been a football referee.
He has received successive promotions from the National League onto the EFL referees list and then to the Select Group 2 List of Referees from last season (2020-2021).
Swans related Fact(s):
This was the third time that referee Josh Smith has officiated a Swansea City game.
Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:
|22-January-2022||Championship||Swans||1:0||Preston North End|
In summary, Joshua Smith’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:
P2 W1 D0 L1
P1 W0 D0 L1
P3 W1 D0 L2
This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 33%
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