Australian referee Jarred Gillett will take charge of his second Preston North End game for Wednesday evening’s 5,000th Football League game involving the Lilywhites.
The Aussie joined the EFL lists last season, after taking up an educational position in Liverpool, but he has been a top class official in his home country’s A League for many years.
He took charge of his first Championship game at the end of last season and joined the Select Group Two list this season, when he has refereed 24 games, issuing 84 cautions and two red cards.
His first trip to Deepdale was over the Christmas period when he took charge of our last game of 2019, against Reading, the festive period was also the only time he refereed the Rams.
Their Boxing Day draw against Wigan Athletic was the only Derby game he has so far officiated, when former North Ender Joe Garner was on the scoresheet for the home side.
Jared will be assisted by Mark Dwyer and James Mainwaring, with Anthony Backhouse the fourth official.