Saturday’s Sky Bet League One game against Bristol Rovers will be refereed by Tom Nield…
This weekend’s fixture will be Nield’s first Southend game that he will take charge of.
Nield has been refereeing for just two years, starting his career in the National League, where he quickly worked his way up to League One, which is his highest appointment in his career.
His last game came on 2nd December when Portsmouth hosted Northampton Town in Round Two of the Checkatrade Trophy. The result ended 2-0 to Portsmouth with no cards being shown in the game.
Since his first appointment back in 2015 he as shown just 115 yellow cards and seven red cards.