An EFL referee for nine years, Hooper has refereed over 100 Championship games. He took charge of the League Two Play-Off Final between Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United in May 2015, and handled Millwall’s win over Bradford City in last season’s Sky Bet League One showpiece.
The experienced Wiltshire referee has officiated 20 matches so far this campaign, dishing out 63 yellow cards and three red cards along the way. Two of his red cards have been shown in the last two games; last weekend he sent off Birmingham City’s Harlee Dean and before that Daniel Ayala saw red for Middlesbrough.
Assisting Hooper will be Philip Dermott and Akil Howson, while Ryan Johnson will be on fourth official duty.