RUFC - Ref Watch v Oldham Athletic
John came through the ranks as an Assistant Referee before becoming the man in the middle in the Conference in 2014 and reffed the 2016 Football Conference Play-Off between Braintree and Grimsby.
The start of the 2016/17 season saw him move up to the Football League and this season he has been in charge of eight games showing a whopping thirty-two yellow cards and two red cards already.
When he was an Assistant Referee he caused a bit on controversy at The Emirates when he urged the visiting Manchester City team to go to their fans and 'thank them for coming and paying £62 for the privilege'. He was dropped for his next game. (Personally, I think that was a bit harsh on him - a team shouldn't need telling to go and thank their fans in my opinion).
This is the first time John has been in charge of a Millers game
Running the line on Saturday at the New York Stadium is . . . .
Matthew Jones from Staffordshire
Wayne Grunnill from East Yorkshire
The Fourth Official will be . . . .
Anthony Tankard from South Yorkshire