Date: 9th May 2017 at 7:25pm
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The Football League have now confirmed that referee Simon Hooper will take charge of the League One Play Off Final between Bradford City and Millwall.

Hooper is from Wiltshire and is a Select Group 2 referee, mostly working in the Championship this season.

Nick Hopton and Neil Davies have been selected as the assistant referees on the day, with Chris Kavanagh as fourth official and Nick Greenhalgh as the reserve assistant referee.

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistant Referees: Nick Hopton and Neil Davies
Fourth Official: Chris Kavanagh
Reserve Assistant Referee: Nick Greenhalgh

Match Day referee Hooper has officiated 42 games in 2016/17 with a return of 147 yellow cards and three red cards.

His highest card count so far this season was nine yellows and one red in the game between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

He took charge of 42 games last season and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 100 yellow cards and two red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Burton and Wigan in April with six yellows being shown.

An EFL referee for eight years, Hooper has refereed over 100 Championship games. He took charge of the League Two Play-Off Final between Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United in May 2015.

Source – EFL.

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