Drysdale In Charge For City V Cardiff

Last updated : 20 November 2011 By Covsupport News Service

The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship game against Cardiff City on Tuesday is Darren Drysdale.

Lincolnshire born Mr Drysdale is an Sergeant in the RAF.  He has been refereeing since 1988, officiating in the Northern Alliance and Northern Premier League. He became an assistant referee for the Football League in 1996, and in 1997 progressed to Conference North referee before being appointed as an assistant referee for the Premier League a year later.  He went on to be a UEFA and FIFA assistant referee before he joined the Football League list in 2004. 

His first Football League game was a 0-0 draw between Rushden & Diamonds and Kidderminster Harriers on 7 August 2004 and his first game at Championship level was the 2-0 home win for Leicester City against Gillingham on 22 January 2005.

Mr Drysdale was fourth official for City's 3-0 defeat at Ipswich back in September.  So far this season, he has had sixteen (3 Championship) matches and shown 36 yellow cards but no reds.

His last City was the 3-2 win at Southend United in October 2006.

His assistants are Stephen Martin from Staffordshire and Paul Thompson from Chesterfield . The Fourth Official is Marc Perry from Birmingham.