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Under-fire ref 'rested' from Premier League games

Referee Stuart Attwell will not be in charge of another Premier League game for the foreseeable future and could even have officiated in the top flight for the last time this season, reports the Daily Mail. Attwell, at 26, was being fast tracked as an elite referee but a season of controversial decisions has forced referees' chief Keith Hackett to act.

Attwell will this weekend be fourth official when Bury entertain Rochdale, as Hackett is understood to feel he needs more time to hone his skills and would benefit from a period out of the spotlight before returning to the Premiership.

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