Date: 2nd January 2017 at 4:30am
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Accrington Stanley on Monday.

Hartlepool United travel to Accrington Stanley on Monday January 2 for the game at the Crown Ground and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Graham Salisbury
Linesmen: Nigel Smith and Michael D’aguilar
Fourth Official: Barry Cropp

Match Day referee Salisbury has officiated 22 games in 2016/17 with a return of 65 yellow cards and four red cards.

His highest card count this season so far has been six yellows in the game between Newport County and Barnet.

He took in 35 matches last season and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 120 yellow cards and eight red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Barnet and Luton in March where he showed eight yellow cards. Bury and Wigan Athletic in October saw seven yellows being shown and one red and he repeated that trick in April in the game between Hartlepool and Mansfield.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.