Nottingham Forest will see their game against Leicester on Monday refereed by Rob Jones – and it could be a good omen for the Reds.
The Merseyside-based official will take charge of the Reds for the second time this season live on Sky Sports next week.
Interestingly, the only other game that Jones oversaw was the 1-0 win for the Reds against West Ham back in August.
Jones had an eventful game during that warm afternoon at the City Ground with plenty of incidents.
He disallowed a Said Benrahma goal and also awarded West Ham a penalty; although Dean Henderson saved Declan Rice’s spot-kick.
The burgeoning referee showed five yellows in the Forest v West Ham clash and he will perhaps relish the all-East Midlands contest.
In total, Jones has overseen 11 Forest games in his time as a referee in the Football League.
The Reds have won five of those games, drawing four times and losing just twice.
Jones refereed defeats for Forest in games again Cardiff in December 2019 and in a behind-closed-doors game against Fulham at home.
Jones could be good omen for Forest
The referee is viewed as an up-and-coming talent in the Premier League and he will be keen to do a good job in this fixture.
There is a lot riding on this clash, with Leicester currently propping up the table and Forest just ahead of them in 19th.
Jones does seemingly like to use his cards to manage the game but that might not be a problem on Monday.
The referee hasn’t taken charge of Leicester this season but they’ve actually never lost when Jones has refereed them.
The Foxes have won four and drawn two of the six games in charge of them in the Premier League.