Saturdays referee has been announced and it’s none other than Trevor Kettle!!
Referee – Trevor Kettle
Linesmen – Darren Wilding and Christopher Kidd
Fourth Official : Christopher Ward
Kettle is no stranger to Walsall fans following his inept displays especially during our 1-0 home win against Bolton in 2016 when he sent Joe Edwards after just sixteen minutes.
Kettle has officiated thirteen games involving the Saddlers with us winning six, drawing four and losing three.
His last game involving the Saddlers came against Portsmouth last season where he awarded the visitors a thirteenth minute penalty.
Surprisingly Kettle has sent off just three players in those eleven games with two reds given to the opposition. He has however given the opposition two penalties in those eleven games.
Last season Kettle officiated thirty-seven games issuing one hundred and twenty-four yellow cards, three red cards and nine penalties.
He awarded four penalties in the League Cup game between Gillingham and Newport.
So far this season Kettle has dished out three red cards, twenty-five yellows and awarded NINE penalties in his eight games in charge!