This afternoon it is a first visit to Deepdale this season for Carnforth referee Jeremy Simpson as the man with the whistle.
Last year, the select group two match official took the role for our Boxing Day clash with Leeds United and the Lilywhites’ Roses victory over Huddersfield Town in October, as well as acting as fourth official at two home games.
He also was in charge when North End took on Stoke City at PR1 in pre-season that year, and is an experienced official, with plenty of Championship action under his belt.
So far this season, he has taken charge of 19 mostly Championship games, issuing 78 cautions and two red cards, but has also not yet taken charge of QPR, as well as PNE.
This weekend Jeremy will be assisted by Adam Matthews and James Wilson, whilst Scott Duncan will be the fourth official.