Kevin Friend has been confirmed as the referee for Albion's trip to Bramall Lane on Saturday night to face already relegated Sheffield United (8pm, Sky Sports).

Seagulls fans will be hoping they can keep up their impressive record under Friend this season.

He has taken charge of Albion four times so far with them winning three and losing the other one, which came last month at home to their rivals Crystal Palace.

Those three wins that he has refereed all came away from home (Newcastle 3-0, Leeds 1-0 and Liverpool 1-0).

In those three matches the Seagulls have not conceded a goal.

Their overall record when Friend has taken charge is not too bad.

On the 27 occasions he has refereed games involving Albion they have won 11, drawn three and lost 13.

In the VAR hotseat at Stockley Park for the game will be Michael Oliver.