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OFFICIALS: Referee Watch Versus Preston

Keith Stroud will be the man in the middle...

24 February 2022

The EFL have confirmed that Keith Stroud will be the man in the middle of the Sky Blues clash with Preston North End this weekend.

Mark Robins' side take on Preston in Sky Bet Championship action at The Coventry Building Society Arena, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm.

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It will be the fifth time that Stroud has taken charge of a game involving the Sky Blues this season, having already taken charge of City's 1-1 draw away from home against Millwall, 2-1 defeat to West Brom, 1-0 win away at Blackpool and 4-1 win away at Peterborough United.

This year will mark Keith's 18th season as a referee in the Football League and over that time period he has officiated 21 Sky Blues fixtures.

With Stroud in the middle, City have a record of:

Wins - 5
Draws - 6
Defeats - 10

So far, Stroud has awarded 103 yellow cards and three red cards in the 24 games he has officiated in the Championship, League One, League Two, Carabao Cup and FA Cup this season.

Stroud will be assisted by Sam Lewis and Ian Cooper whilst Neil Hair will act as the fourth official.

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