Burton Albion v Cardiff City. Match officials

Last updated : 01 August 2017 By Michael Morris

The match officials for the opening game of the season at Burton on Saturday have been announced.

Geoff Eltringham is the man in charge as the 2017 / 2018 campaign kicks off.

Referee: GEOFF ELTRINGHAM (County Durham)
Assistants: Nick Greenhalgh and James Mainwaring
Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury

Eltringham has officiated a number of City games previously, his first was a 1 - 0 Bluebirds win at Barnsley in 2012.

Records show Eltringham's first senior apppointment as a referee was a Blue Square Premier League game at the start of the 2008 / 09 season, at Burton!


Over the last three seasons he has referee'd five Cardiff City games with four of them defeats for the Bluebirds.

Last season he officiated two Cardif City matches. He sent off Lee Peltier at Villa Park as City went down 3 - 1 and he sent off Matt Connolly as City lost 2 - 0 at home to Derby. Over the whole season he officiated 40 games issuing 112 yellow cards and 5 red.