THE referee for Albion's cup tie against Leicester City has been announced as Jarred Gillett.

The Seagulls will be looking to bounce back from their Premier League defeat to Manchester City with a Carabao Cup trip to the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.

The man in the middle taking charge of the match, Jarred Gillett, has never officiated a game of either side. While the Australian official has refereed games in the Championship, he has only recently been entrusted with top-flight games.

In June this year, the 34-year-old was selected to be promoted to the Select Group one, allowing him to officiate Premier League games from the 2021–22 Premier League season onwards.

Gillett became the first non-British or Irish referee to referee a Premier League match when he took charge of the 1–1 draw between Watford and Newcastle United in September, his only top-flight game to date.

Graham Potter and his team will be hoping his team does not do anything stupid in the match to give Gillett a difficult decision to make.

The other officials for the match are Neil Davies and Mark Scholes, and the fourth official will be Martin Atkinson.