Craig Pawson has been named as the referee for Watford's game against Leicester City on Saturday.

The Hornets host the foxes in the first league game back at Vicarage Road since they beat Liverpool 3-0 at the end of February, before the coronavirus pandemic drew sport to a halt across the country.

Pawson has officiated three other Watford games this season, all of which ended in defeat for the Hornets.

The first game he took charge of involving Watford was on the opening day of the season when Brighton put three past Javi Gracia's side at home.

The official was also refereeing for the reverse leg of Saturday's fixture, in which goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison gave Leicester a 2-0 win.

Finally, Pawson was in the middle when Watford threw away a 2-0 lead against Everton at Vicarage Road and ended up losing 3-2, despite the referee sending off the Toffees' Fabian Delph.

The last time Watford won a game refereed by Pawson was on January 6, 2018 when they beat Bristol City 3-0 in the FA Cup.

For this Saturday's match, he will be assisted by Daniel Cook and Dan Robathan while fourth official will be Gavin Ward and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be Andy Madley. His assistant will be Andy Garratt.