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With another game comes another Ref-Watch. Graham Scott is in charge at the Madjeski Stadium when Leeds come to visit...

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Graham Scott may have his sights set on bigger and better things when he takes charge of Reading's clash with Leeds on Tuesday.

The Oxfordshire official is one of only four Football League refs to have been handed trials in the big bad world of the Premier League this season, and could well be appointed as a select group referee at the end of the season, when Phil Dowd and Chris Foy, who are both over the age of 50, are expected to announce their retirements.

The top division clash that Scott took charge of was Aston Villa's 1-1 draw at Burnley in November, when he handed out seven yellow cards and gave Shaun Dyche's team a penalty.

Overall in 2014-15, he has been the man in the middle on 30 occasions, giving 98 yellows and two reds, one of which was shown to Leeds' Luke Murphy.

As for penalties, Mr Scott has pointed to the spot 10 times this season, with seven of the spot-kicks being converted.

The 46 year old has never officiated a game where Reading have been the away side, overseeing four previous games at the Madjeski Stadium, resulting in two wins, one draw and one defeat for the Royals.

Scott was the ref who sent off both Pavel Pogbrebnyak and Leonardo Ulloa when Brighton drew 0-0 in Berkshire last season.

Many referees used be to postman I have strangely found, but not Graham, who actually used to play semi-professional football before a back injury ended his career in 2005.

Maybe we'll see Abou Diaby as the man in the middle in a few years' time then...