This weekend’s clash with Sheffield United at Deepdale will see Tim Robinson as the man with the whistle at a PNE game, for the second time in three weeks.
Tim, from West Sussex, in his sixth year on the EFL list and was the match official for the 1-1 draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road late last month.
Before that, he last took charge of North End in his only trip to Deepdale, when we overcame Birmingham City 2-1 back in March of this year.
That was his fourth game overall in charge of the Lilywhites, the others all being away trips; Brentford, Ipswich and a 2-0 victory at Coventry City when Joe Garner and recently returned club captain Tom Clarke were on the scoresheet.
He has also taken charge of one Sheffield United game this season, their 1-0 home win over Barnsley back in August, when both former North End striker Leon Clarke and Tykes skipper Angus McDonald were sent off late in the first half.
The assistants on Saturday afternoon will be Jonathan Hunt and Mark Jones, whilst the fourth official assigned to the game is Tom Nield.