Referee confirmed for Sheffield Wednesday's Yorkshire derby with Barnsley this weekend

Tony Harrington will preside over Sheffield Wednesday’s first home match of the 2019/20 season, to be played against Barnsley on Saturday.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 3:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 3:36 pm
Tony Harrington will referee the match between Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley on Saturday.

Harrington, from Cleveland in the North East, has taken seven previous Sheffield Wednesday matches – all in the Championship – the most recent of which came as the Owls fell to a 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground in November last year.

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He is yet to show a red card in any match involving Wednesday, but has given two penalties against them – for Preston North End’s only goal in a 1-0 defeat at Deepdale in 2017 and for Bristol City’s fourth in a 4-0 defeat at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate last year.

Wednesday have won two of their seven matches with Harrington in charge.

On Saturday he officiated in Lincoln City’s 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley, awarding a penalty to the Imps which John Akinde hammered home.