Date: 19th November 2009 at 4:20pm
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Tony Bates will be the man in charge when Doncaster Rovers welcome Queens Park Rangers to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday.

The Staffordshire official has so far this season refereed 13 games showing 33 yellow cards and he`s yet to show a red.

Last season he took charge of 38 games showing 64 yellow cards and 3 reds.

He took charge of one Doncaster game last season, the 2-0 home defeat by Sheffield United in September.

He was in charge of two QPR games last season with both games finishing 0-0. He handed out five yellow cards in the draw at Swansea in October and officiated the FA Cup home draw with Burnley in January when he didn`t show a single card.

Referee: Mr A Bates (Staffordshire
Assistants: M.A Astley & A.H Greenwood
Fourth official: P.E Curry


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