Mike Dean Refs Sunderland Tie

Last updated : 20 September 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

Blues have not had the pleasure of the Wirral-based official refereeing any of their games this season although he did take charge of one of our games last season.

Mike Dean was last in charge of a Blues match for our Football League Championship home game against Reading on 20th December 2008. Franck Queudrue was the only Blues player booked in our 3-1 defeat at St Andrews on that day.

In total Mike Dean has taken charge of 5 games so far this season in which he has handed out 20 yellow cards and no reds.

Rob Lewis and Paul Thompson will be Mike Dean's assistants for the Carling Cup Third Round tie at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night.

For a detailed head-to-head between the two sides, click here