Mike began reffing in 1985 and became a Football Leauge Assistant referee in 1995, progressing to the full referees' list in 1997.
He was Appointed to the FIFA International Referees list in 2002 and took charge of Australia v Argentina 11 September 2007 in Melbourne.
He also refereed The F.A Cup Final of 2008 betwee Portsmouth and Cardiff City at Wembley.
This season in the 19 games he has offiated he as issued 72 yellow and 7 red cards.
Running the lines will be John Stokes (Wirral ) along with Richard West ( E. Yorkshire )
The Fourth Official is Steve Bratt ( West Midlands )