A look at the man in the middle vs Brighton & Hove Albion...
Tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Brighton will be refereed by Gavin Ward who in total last season brandished 150 yellow cards and six reds in all competitions.
Last season he refereed two games for Blues, both of which were at home; the 1-1 draw against Bristol Rovers and then the final game of last season, the 1-0 win against Bury.
In total he has refereed 16 games involving Blues and the record stands at 8 wins, 5 draws and 3 defeats.
He started his referee career in 2006 in the National League but his first match was refereeing an FA Cup game between Chesterfield and Basingstoke.
Since then he has made his way up the football league, going on to ref as high as the Championship.