RUFC - Ref Watch v Port Vale
Richard was promoted to The National List of Referees in 1999 and has had a successful career to date refereeing Football League Play Off Semi Finals in 2004, 2005 and 2007, and a final in 2004. In season 2004-05 he refereed matches in the Premier League and in 2005 he was in charge of the FA Vase Final. This season he has been in charge of games in the Championship and League's One and Two.
The last time Richard was in charge of a game involving the Millers was at Gillingham in November. The game was a disaster for Rotherham, not only losing four-nil but also having Danny Harrison red carded after thirty-five minutes. That day he also booked Pablo Mills and Reuben Reid as well as the home sides Barry Fuller and Adam Miller.
So far this season Richard has been in charge of twenty six games giving out sixty-seven yellow and seven red cards.
Richard will be assisted by
RL Johnson from Greater Manchester and
JL Cox from Worcester
The Fourth Official will be
NA Yates from Lancashire