With many Premier League referees you can often expect a more liberal use of yellow cards but that's not the case with the Bolton based Halsey. Again this season he's been relatively quiet and in 22 games has yellow carded just 33 players and only used his red card twice.
The second of those red cards was just four days ago when he sent off Middlesbrough's Didier Digard in their 3-0 defeat at West Brom, but the first of them back in September made bigger headlines. He dismissed Chelsea's John Terry in a 3-1 win at Manchester City, a decision that was ridiculously overturned on appeal.
As for the yellow cards, 13 of them have gone to home team players with 20 to away team players. Amazingly eleven of those yellow cards have come in two games, and four of his games this season have been card free.
I would suggest Mark Halsey is one of our best referees and I don't envisage any problems with him. Hopefully tonight we'll be talking about our performance and not that of the man with the whistle.
He will be assisted by Peter Kirkup (Northamptonshire) and Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire) whilst Premier League referee Michael Jones from Chester, who refereed our win in this competition against Fulham earlier in the season, will be fourth official.
Previous Burnley games:
Burnley players carded
Blatherwick Cooke Williams
Armstrong Cox Thomas
Little May Weller