Mister Bates In Charge
Staffordshire based Mr Bates was in charge of City's League Cup defeat by Newcastle United and the 1-0 win at Birmingham City earlier in the season.
This season, he has had 25 games and shown 49 yellow cards and three red.
Mr Bates' last game was Sheffield United's 2-1 win against Charlton in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Assistants are D.Ford & N.Murphy. The Fourth Official is Ian Smedley