For the second time in recent weeks Watford's game will be overseen by an inexperienced referee when they face Cardiff City on Saturday.

Andy Madley, who is the brother of former Premier League referee Bobby, has overseen just one top flight game in the past, coincidently when Watford drew 2-2 with Bournemouth last season.

So far this term Madley has refereed in the Championship, League One and Carabao Cup and taken charge of 17 games.

Those outings have seen him show 38 yellow cards and a solitary red - the dismissal coming in Middlesbrough's 1-0 win over Birmingham City in August when he sent off Craig Gardener.

The 2017/18 season saw Madley oversee 42 games, with his appearance at Vicarage Road coming in March.

That game saw the 35-year-old issue four yellow cards and award Bournemouth a penalty kick which was scored by Josh King.

Watford will hope for better fortune than their last game with Madley at the helm after Jermain Defoe scored a 90th minute leveller to deny them victory.