Date: 11th March 2012 at 8:32pm
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Anthony Bates will be the man in charge when Doncaster Rovers welcome Reading to the Keepmoat on Tuesday night.

The Staffordshire official has taken charge of 29 games so far this season. He has shown 71 yellow cards and he is one of only three referees who have refereed regularly in the Football League this season, who is yet to show a red card.

Last season he took charge of 40 games, showing 100 yellow cards and 4 reds.

His last game in charge of Doncaster was last season when they drew 2-2 at Sheffield United in a game where he sent off Dennis Souza for Doncaster.

Bates was in charge of Reading on the opening day of the season when they drew 2-2 at home against Millwall.

Referee: Tony Bates (Staffordshire)
Assistants: John Brooks & Declan Ford
Fourth official: Ken Haycock

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