Saturday’s clash at The Den will see Carnforth referee Jeremy Simpson taking charge of the two clubs for the second time this season.
His first North End game was the 1-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers in December, whilst he was at Millwall for the Lions’ 0-0 home game with Hull City in November.
Those were two of his 25 games as a referee so far this season, issuing 107 cautions and five red cards – two of them coming in his game at Deepdale – including former North End centre half Alex Baptiste after the final 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.
This weekend Jeremy will be assisted by Adam Matthews and Michael George, whilst Tim Robinson will be the fourth official.