This Friday’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough will see Tim Robinson as the man with the whistle at a PNE game, for the third time this season.
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 in November and the 1-0 win over the Owls’ city rivals United in December.
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 2017.
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 captain Tom Clarke were on the scoresheet.
In his 40 games so far this season, Tim has issued 129 cautions and 11 red cards, but it yet to officiate a Sheffield Wednesday game in those matches.
The assistants on Friday afternoon will be Jonathan Hunt and Mark Jones, whilst the fourth official assigned to the game is experienced official Eddie Ilderton.