Date: 18th August 2006 at 9:53am
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Saturday’s match referee is Anthony Bates from Staffordshire.

He became a Football League Ref in 1996.

He once ran the line in the EURO 96 Final between Germany and the Czech Republic.

Rovers fans saw him ref in the defeat last season at Yeovil (3-0) and back in 2004 when we crashed to a 5-0 defeat at Bournemouth.