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Michael Naylor to referee Burton Albion's Wembley final

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

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MICHAEL Naylor will be the man in charge of Burton Albion's League Two play-off final against Fleetwood Town at Wembley on Monday.

The South Yorkshire referee has been the man in the middle 34 times this season in the Championship, League One and League Two, issuing 87 yellow cards at an average of more than two per game.

He has only had to hand out one red card, in a Championship game between Nottingham Forest and Blackpool.

Naylor has not refereed the Brewers this season, but was in charge of last campaign's 3-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers, in which Lee Bell saw yellow.

In Albion's 2008/09 promotion-winning campaign, he was the man in the middle as they beat Cambridge United 3-1 at the Pirelli Stadium, sending off midfielder John McGrath for two bookable offences.

Earlier in that season, he sent off Kettering's Iyseden Christie as they lost 1-0 to the Brewers.

It will be the second time Naylor has officiated a play-off contest, the first being in charge of Crewe Alexandra’s first-leg win against Southend United in the 2012 League Two semi-final, a match which also starred Burton skipper Bell.

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