Charles Breakspear is the man in the middle for when Colchester United welcome Rochdale A.F.C. to the JobServe Community Stadium.
Replacing Tom Nield, Breakspear will officiate his first game involving the U's this weekend. He's taken charge of ten games so far, handing out thirty-five yellow cards and four reds, refereeing Doncaster Rovers and Swindon Town's League Two clash last time out.
His last game involving the U's was towards the end of the 2021/22 season, when Colchester hosted Stevenage at the JobServe Community Stadium. Boro won the contest 2-0, despite having Luke Norris sent off late in the game.
Assistant – Daniel Bonneywell
Since the beginning of last season Bonneywell has been the assistant in twenty-seven games, he mainly does League One and League Two games but was also the assistant in a Premier League Two Division One game and the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. He was also an assistant for the U’s win against Bradford earlier in the season.
Assistant – Michael Chard
Chard was also an assistant in our win against Bradford at the JobServe earlier in the season. He was one of the assistants for twenty-eight matches since the start of last season, including games in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and League One and Two.
Fourth Official – David Rock
Rock has been the fourth official five times season, he’s been involved in the Championship, League One and the UEFA Youth League.
Last season he was the fourth official twenty-two times, most of his appearances came from the Championship but he also did his work in League One, League Two and the Carabao Cup
Rock was the referee for the U’s match against Stockport early in the season.