Man In The Middle | Eastleigh (H)

It's Ed Duckworth who will be the Man in the middle for this afternoon's Emirates FA Cup clash with Eastleigh (Saturday, January 6, 3pm).

The established EFL official has taken charge of many games over his seven years as a Referee, predominantly at League One and Two level but also occasionally as the designated Fourth Official in the Championship.

Duckworth last officiated the Exiles back in November last year, when Newport suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bristol Rovers in the EFL Trophy. Other notable games he has been involved in include Walsall's mammoth 6-1 win over Grimsby last weekend, and further up the football pyramid Wigan Athletic's 3-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.

His officiating team will consist of Justin Amey (Assistant), Alistair Nelson (Assistant) and Scott Simpson will be the Fourth Official.