Cable is referee

Last updated : 06 December 2002 By Tony Scholes

It will be his first visit to Turf Moor although he has previously taken charge of one Burnley away game, the opening day fixture at Wycombe on 7th August 1999.

That game saw Fred West, Mitchell Thomas and Alan Lee all make their league debuts for the Clarets with Fred the only player booked in the game along with two Wycombe players. The referee had a quiet game with nothing untoward.

Tomorrow will be his 20th game this season and so far in the previous 19 he has issued 53 yellow and 5 red cards. Of those yellow cards 20 have been given to home team players and 33 to away team players.

Sheffield Wednesday will be glad to see the back of him. He sent off Alan Quinn in an opening day 2-1 defeat at Reading and last week he sent off Leigh Bromby as they went down 3-0 at Franchise. Certainly he had no option with Bromby who was sent off for a professional foul.

Others to see his red card this season have been Peterborough’s Sagi Burton in a 2-0 Worthington Cup defeat at Portsmouth, Mitch Ward of Barnsley in a 2-1 win at Brentford and Southend’s Barrington Belgrave as they went down 2-1 at Leyton Orient.

Lee Cable is not a referee who has got himself embroiled in controversy at any time and hopefully that won’t change tomorrow.