The ref against Newport on Saturday will be Dean Whitestone. It will be his first Stags game since the 3-1 mauling of Stevenage at their place on December 22, 2018, then rated 6.5. In 2016-17, we had him three times (all rated 5 then). Cambridge at home, Plymouth at home in the FA Cup and finally away to Doncaster late on that season. His first Stags game was the away 0-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers on March 12, 2016. Rating then (all ratings mentioned courtesy of the Stagsnet match reports) was 6.5.
This season, Mr Whitestone has reffed 17 games in the Championship so far.
Hopefully he is better than those we've had in our most recent away games at Newport. One name is enough: Charles Breakspear.
Stockholm, July 4, 2008, 15.00 GMT. Good news came, K.H. gone. March 1, 2012. Ground purchased.