Gavin Ward has been appointed as the Match Referee for Derby County's Sky Bet Championship fixture at Birmingham City on Friday (8pm kick-off).

Ward has taken charge of five games during the 2021/22 season to date, producing a total of 24 yellow cards and two red cards.

He oversaw Derby's 2-0 home win over Swansea City during the 2020/21 season, with Colin Kazim-Richards and Kamil Jozwiak on target for the Rams.

Ward will be assisted by Andrew Fox and Craig Taylor on the lines, whilst Thomas Bramall has been appointed as the fourth official.