Hatzidakis set to return following probe into Robertson elbow incident

Constantine Hatzidakis will return to action on Saturday in the Championship after being cleared over his dramatic clash with Liverpool defender Andy Robertson.

The assistant referee was investigated by the Football Association over an incident during the Reds’ Premier League game with Arsenal earlier this month.

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Television footage appeared to show that Hatzidakis’ elbow made contact with Robertson’s chin at the end of the first half, for which the official has said he has apologised.

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He will feature in the second tier for his return as an assistant referee in the Championship game between Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers at Deepdale.

Hatzidakis will then be back in the Premier League next Tuesday when he is on VAR duty for Leeds United against Leicester City at Elland Road.