Check out the opening weekend’s appointments in the Sky Bet Football League, where Bobby Madden takes charge of his first game in England, after moving from the Scottish Premier League.

Written by Aidan Jones (RA Digital Team)

Previous matchday

FA Community Shield 2022

Friday 29 July

Sky Bet Championship

Huddersfield Town v Burnley (20:00)

Referee: James Linnington
Assistant Referees: Shaun Hudson and Paul Hodskinson
Fourth Official: Matthew Donohue

Saturday 30 July

Blackburn Rovers v Queens Park Rangers 

Referee: Thomas Bramall
Assistant Referees: Scott Ledger and George Byrne
Fourth Official: Ross Joyce

Blackpool v Reading

Referee: David Webb
Assistant Referees: Graham Kane and Mark Stevens
Fourth Official: Declan Bourne

Cardiff City v Norwich City 

Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistant Referees: Andrew Fox and Sam Lewis
Fourth Official: Josh Smith

Hull City v Bristol City

Referee: Dean Whitestone
Assistant Referees: Rob Smith and Geoffrey Liddle
Fourth Official: Alan Young 

Luton Town v Birmingham City

Referee: Graham Scott
Assistant Referees: Adrian Holmes and Lee Venamore
Fourth Official: Carl Brook

Middlesbrough v West Bromwich Albion

Referee: Tony Harrington
Assistant Referees: Simon Bennett and Craig Taylor
Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

Millwall v Stoke City

Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Referees: Daniel Leach and Nigel Lugg
Fourth Official: Tim Robinson

Rotherham United v Swansea City

Referee: Matthew Donohue
Assistant Referees: Paul Hodskinson and Philip Dermott
Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone

Wigan Athletic v Preston North End

Referee: David Webb
Assistant Referees: Geoffrey Liddle and Matthew McGrath
Fourth Official: Darren Drysdale

Sunday 30th January

Sunderland v Coventry City (12:00)

Referee: Darren Bond
Assistant Referees: Philip Dermott and Nigel Lugg
Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

Monday 1 August

Watford v Sheffield United (20:00)

Referee: Josh Smith
Assistant Referees: Matthew Jones and Akil Howson
Fourth Official: Gavin Ward

Saturday 30 July

Sky Bet League One

Accrington Stanley v Charlton Athletic

Referee: Ben Speedie
Assistant Referees: Kevin Mulraine and Johnathon Bickerdike
Fourth Official: Ed Duckworth

Bristol Rovers v Forest Green Rovers 

Referee: Robert Lewis
Assistant Referees: Andrew Laver and Kevin Morris
Fourth Official: Kevin Howick

Cambridge United v Milton Keynes Dons

Referee: John Busby
Assistant Referees: Adrian Waters and Leigh Crowhurst
Fourth Official: Stephen Finch

Cheltenham Town v Peterborough United

Referee: Tom Neild
Assistant Referees: Marvyn Amphlett and Dean Treleaven
Fourth Official: Steve Durnall

Derby County v Oxford United

Referee: Anthony Backhouse
Assistant Referees: Richard Wigglesworth and Hristo Karaivanov
Fourth Official: Scott Tallis

Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers

Referee: Samuel Barrott
Assistant Referees: David Avent and Stephen Brown
Fourth Official: Paul Johnson

Lincoln City v Exeter City

Referee: Andy Haines
Assistant Referees: Mark Jones and Paul Stonier
Fourth Official: Elliott Swallow

Morecambe v Shrewsbury Town

Referee: Marc Edwards
Assistant Referees: Ivan Stankovic and Richard Woodward
Fourth Official:  Smith

Plymouth Argyle v Barnsley

Referee: Charles Breakspear
Assistant Referees: Samuel Ogles and Mark Derrien
Fourth Official: Daniel Flynn

Port Vale v Fleetwood Town

Referee: Peter Wright
Assistant Referees: Christopher Husband and Abbas Khan
Fourth Official: Aaron Bannister

Sheffield Wednesday v Portsmouth

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
Assistant Referees: Oliver Bickle and Declan Ford
Fourth Official: Scott Simpson

Wycombe Wanderers v Burton Albion

Referee: Gavin Ward
Assistant Referees: Greg Read and Stuart Butler
Fourth Official: Paul Yates

Sky Bet League Two

AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham

Referee: Simon Mather
Assistant Referees: Paul Kelly and Christopher Wade
Fourth Official: Emily Heaslip

Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers

Referee: Robert Madden
Assistant Referees: Wayne Grunnill and Anthony Moore
Fourth Official: Ollie Williams

Carlisle United v Crawley Town 

Referee: Thomas Kirk
Assistant Referees: Graeme Fyvie and Paul Newhouse
Fourth Official: Matt Corbett

Harrogate Town v Swindon Town

Referee: Tom Reeves
Assistant Referees: Alan Clayton and Blake Antrobus
Fourth Official: Matthew Dicicco

Leyton Orient v Grimsby Town

Referee: Chris Pollard
Assistant Referees: Adrian Tranter and Nicholas Dunn
Fourth Official: Scott Williams

Northampton Town v Colchester United

Referee: Martin Woods
Assistant Referees: Garry Maskell and Declan O'Shea
Fourth Official: Anthony Da Costa

Rochdale v Crewe Alexandra

Referee: Andrew Kitchen
Assistant Referees: Lewis Raper and Helen Edwards
Fourth Official: Simon Clayton

Salford City v Mansfield Town

Referee: Adam Herczeg
Assistant Referees: Nicholas Barnard and Daniel Woodward
Fourth Official: Philip Dermott

Stockport County v Barrow

Referee: Ollie Yates
Assistant Referees: Christopher Ward and Conor Brown
Fourth Official: Thomas Harty

Sutton United v Newport County

Refereee: Sam Purkiss
Assistant Referees: Michael George and Jake Topp
Fourth Official: Abigail Byrne

Tranmere Rovers v Stevenage

Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Referees: Joe Simpson and Billy Smallwood
Fourth Official: Daniel Middleton

Walsall v Hartlepool United

Referee: Lee Swabey
Assistant Referees: Andy Bennett and Alex Gray
Fourth Official: James Vallance

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