SWINDON Town will have a Premier League officiating team for the club's FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester City on Friday night, the FA has confirmed.

Doncaster-born Darren England has been put in charge of the contest alongside assistant referees, Lee Betts and Harry Lennard - both of whom regularly run the line in the top flight. Another Premier League official, David Coote, will be the fourth official.

England has officiated in 11 fixtures this season - nine of which have been in the Premier League - and has handed out 42 yellow cards and one red.

Of the 11 games refereed this term, the 37-year-old has handed out at least six cards in four of those contests.

A Premier League game between Wolves and Brentford saw a season-high eight cards shown, with Shandon Baptiste receiving two yellow cards before his marching orders in the first half. England also gave a penalty for a clear foul on Ivan Toney early on.

The 37-year-old has awarded a penalty on seven separate occasions this term - only failing to award a spot-kick in one of his past five outings in all competitions.

England has not refereed a Manchester City game this season, but he did preside over the Citizens' 1-0 win at home to Brighton and Hove Albion almost 12 months ago.

Crucially, VAR will not be in place for Friday night's game, with the technology only used when a Premier League team is at home.