Dermot Gallagher Refs Blackburn Rovers Game

Last updated : 23 January 2007 By Gary Holmes

Experienced Premiership official Mr. Gallagher returns to Vicarage Road for the second time this season, and all Watford fans will be hoping their side are as successful as on his previous visit!

The 49-year-old was the man in the middle who presided over the Golden Boys single Premiership victory to date, an Ashley Young inspired two-goal win over Gareth Southgate's Middlesbrough on Saturday 4 November 2006.

The Oxfordshire based official also refereed Blackburn Rovers' 3-1 home defeat to Newcastle United on the second Saturday in December, a game in which Rovers' Stefane Henchoz was sent off for a professional foul.

In total Mr. Gallagher has taken charge of 7 top flight matches during the current campaign, booking 19 players and sending off three.

Mr. Gallagher, who took charge of the 1996 FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Liverpool, joined The Football League assistant referees list in 1985 before progressing to the Premier League list in 1992.

Further progression saw him join the FIFA referees list in 1994, whilst other profile matches he has officiated in include the FA Trophy and Charity Shield finals in 1995 as well as the Under-20 World Cup Final in the same year in Qatar.

Mr. Gallagher will be joined by Mr. D.Bryan and Mr. C. Sarginson as his assistants at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening.

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