It's Marriner At St. Mary's
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Andre Marriner will referee Newcastle United's fixture at Southampton on Saturday
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Andre Marriner will referee Newcastle United's Barclays Premier League game at Southampton on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
It is the fifth time the West Midlands-based official has taken charge of a Magpies' match this season, having been the man in the middle of trips to Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham United, as well as a home draw against Liverpool.
In total this term, Marriner has overseen 33 fixtures across the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup, Championship and League Two, as well as an international friendly, issuing 101 yellow cards and 12 reds, awarding seven penalties.
The 43-year-old began refereeing in 1992 when he was asked to stand-in for an official who did not turn up at a local league match, and he progressed through the ranks to become a Football League referee 11 years later.
Marriner's first Premier League appointment came in November 2004 with a 4-0 victory for Charlton Athletic over Norwich City, and he took charge of the 2013 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan at Wembley.
On Saturday at St. Mary's, Marriner will be assisted by Peter Bankes and Dave Bryan, with Lee Probert the game's fourth official.