West Midlands referee Oliver Langford takes charge of Tuesday night’s clash with league leaders Cardiff City at Deepdale.
Last season he took charge of three North End games. His first was the live Sky victory over Wigan Athletic back in September 2016, his second, our first match of the new year, at Burton Albion on 2nd January and his third the goalless draw away at Barnsley in February.
Oliver also twice took charge of the Lilywhites last season; the goalless draw against Derby County, when Anders Lindegaard made his debut for the club, and the April trip to Middlesbrough.
His previous game in change of North End before last season was the clash with Swindon at the County Ground in November 2014.
So far this season he has taken charge of nine Championship fixtures, issuing 22 cautions, his last game being Leeds United’s 5-0 home victory over Burton Albion. He will be assisted by Steven Meredith and James Wilson, with Richard Clark the fourth official for the game under the Deepdale floodlights.