Sikh brothers Bhupinder and Sunny Singh Gill will make English Football League history this weekend when they become the first pair of British South Asians to officiate in the same Championship match.

Bhupinder will be the assistant and Sunny the fourth official for the match between Bristol City and Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Bhupinder and Sunny are the sons of the first turbaned Sikh to referee in the English Football League, Jarnail Singh.

Sunny told BBC Sport: “On a personal note, the game on Saturday is one of the biggest things that we’re going to be involved in,”

“As a refereeing family that have come through the system and followed in my Dad’s footsteps, I never thought we would be on the same Championship game.

“It’s a massive dream but, at the end of the day, I don’t want people to think we’ve made it. This is just a small step we’ve achieved but our goal is to become full-time match officials.

“If we can be on the same Premier League game or become full time, that is the end goal.”

Bhupinder also told BBC Sport: “I think we’ve only done two or three games together but this is massive as it’s in the Championship.

“It’s the highest stage that we’ve been at together. My dream is to get to that next step which is the Premier League and be a full-time assistant referee.”

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