Phil Dowd Refs Bolton Game

The Staffordshire-based official has already taken charge of one Blues game this season, that being in the 3-0 home defeat against Middlesbrough back on 23rd August. No Blues players were booked that night.

Phil Dowd has also taken charge of one Bolton game so far this season. He was the man in the middle for their 2-1 away win against West Ham on 27th August. Bolton had Gary Speed, Kevin Davies, El Hadji Diouf and Stelios Giannakopoulos booked at Upton Park on that occasion.

In total Phil Dowd has taken charge of 14 League and cup games so far this season and handed out a massive 53 yellow cards and 2 reds.

Mr J Tattan and Mr G Ward will be Phil Dowd's assistants for the game at St Andrew's next Monday night.

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