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Peter Walton from Northamptonshire will referee this weekend's FA Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers

The Premier League official joined the National List of referees in 1998 before progressing to the Select List in 2003 - residing in the top flight ever since.

Walton took charge of the 2008 Community Shield and has also run the line in the FA Cup final and Euro 1996.

This weekend he will be assisted by Mr Glenn Turner (Derbyshire) and Mr Keith Lawson (Lincolnshire), the fourth official is National List referee Mr Andy Haines (Tyne & Wear).

So far this season Mr Walton has dished out 45 yellow cards and five reds in 14 games - giving him an average of 3.57 cards per game.

Refereeing Rangers

Mr Walton first took charge of Rangers back in September 2000, when he presided over a goaless draw with Preston North End - Chris Kiwomya picking up a booking in a disappointing draw.

Following relegation Rangers travelled to Bournemouth and despite full-back Danny Murphy seeing red, Mr Walton oversaw a slender away victory.

Andy Thomson's double, the second from the penalty spot was enough to see Rangers to victory despite a late consolation from midfielder Carl Fletcher.

The following season Mr Walton oversaw another away victory as Rangers challenged for a playoff place. Despite Lee Cook being sent off, Richard Pacquette netted the winner against Plymouth Argyle.

Despite not overseeing a QPR game for two seasons, Mr Walton took charge of three R's games in one campaign starting with a disappointing home defeat to Leeds United.

David Healy was sent off for the Whites but Rob Hulse's goal was enough for the visitors on the day. He followed this up with the reverse fixture at Elland Road, but the R's didn't fare any better.

Richard Cresswell and Paul Butler netted for the Whites before yet another defeat followed at home against Stoke City.

Marc Nygaard had opened the scoring for Rangers before Carl Hoefkens equalised from the penalty spot and Hannes Sigurdsson won it for the Potters ten minutes before time.

A win over Colchester United following in the subsequent season with Ray Jones netting for the R's in a useful win at Loftus Road before a crushing defeat followed at Southend United.

The eventually relegated Shrimpers hammered Rangers live on Sky with Lee Bradbury, Mark Gower, Efe Sodje and a double from Kevin Maher saw Southend put QPR deep in the mire.

Despite managing to stay up John Gregory was sacked soon after in the following season and Rangers were without a win as Walton took charge of their clash with Norwich City live on Sky.

After several appeals Rangers finally had a deserved penalty and Martin Rowlands netted the only goal of the game from the spot, kick-starting a useful run of form for the R's.

From there on Luigi de Canio's QPR gave Crystal Palace a grilling at Selhurst Park - Scott Sinclair opening the scoring in a dominant performance for Rangers.

They were made to pay for missed chances however with Clinton Morrison netting a late leveller for Neil Warnock's side and with a little more luck he could have won the clash in injury time.

The most recent clash Mr Walton took charge of was an away defeat to Cardiff City, a disappointing performance compounded a convincing defeat.

A Joe Ledley brace and a Paul Parry strike was enough to see the dominant Bluebirds beat Rangers despite Patrick Agyemang continuing his fine goalscoring form.

Mr Walton & Queens Park Rangers

QPR 0-0 Preston North End - 09-09-2000
Goals: NONE
Yellow Cards: Chris Kiwomya; Lee Cartwright

AFC Bournemouth 1-2 QPR - 22-12-2001
Goals: Carl Fletcher 89; Andy Thomson 5, 69pen
Yellow Cards: James Hayter, Richard Hughes; Doudou, Danny Murphy, Matthew Rose
Red Cards: Danny Murphy

Plymouth Argyle 0-1 QPR - 18-01-2003
Goals: Richard Pacquette 51
Yellow Cards: Danny Shittu
Red Cards: Lee Cook

QPR 0-1 Leeds United - 19-09-2005
Goals: Rob Hulse 41
Yellow Cards: Marc Bircham, Lee Cook; Shaun Derry, Gylfi Einarsson, Sean Gregan, Gary Kelly
Red Cards: David Healy

Leeds United 2-0 QPR - 04-02-2006
Goals: Richard Cresswell 39, Paul Butler 89
Yellow Cards: Shaun Derry, Gary Kelly; Steve Lomas

QPR 1-2 Stoke City - 29-03-2006
Goals: Marc Nygaard 7; Carl Hoefkens 73pen, Hannes Sigurdsson 79
Yellow Cards: Sambegou Bangoura, Andy Wilkinson

QPR 1-0 Colchester United - 01-01-2007
Goals: Ray Jones 36
Yellow Cards: Steve Lomas

Southend United 5-0 QPR - 09-02-2007
Goals: Lee Bradbury 9, Mark Gower 70, Efe Sodje 79, Kevin Maher 90, 90
Yellow Cards: Gareth Ainsworth, Dexter Blackstock Adam Bolder, Martin Rowlands

QPR 1-0 Norwich City - 08-10-2007
Goals: Martin Rowlands 67pen
Yellow Cards: Rowan Vine, Lee Croft, Dion Dublin, Darren Huckerby

Crystal Palace 1-1 QPR - 10-11-2007
Goals: Clinton Morrison 88; Scott Sinclair 45
Yellow Cards: Mikele Leigertwood

Cardiff City 3-1 QPR - 29-01-2008
Goals: Joe Ledley 12, 40, Paul Parry 57; Patrick Agyemang 76
Yellow Cards: Ákos Buzsáky, Damion Stewart

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Date:Thursday January 6 2011
Time: 11:05PM

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