Preston referee to take charge of Wembley play-off final

Preston referee Michael Salisbury is to referee the League Two play-off final at Wembley tonight (Monday).

By Dave Seddon
Monday, 29th June 2020, 1:42 pm
Michael Salisbury will referee the League Two play-off final at Wembley
Michael Salisbury will referee the League Two play-off final at Wembley

He'll be in the middle as Exeter City and Northampton Town battle it out behind closed doors for a place in League One next season.

Salisbury has been refereeing in the EFL for four seasons, mainly in League One and League Two. Earlier in this campaign took charge of two Championship games.

He is the son of Graham Salisbury who is an experienced EFL referee.

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There is a strong Lancashire flavour in tonight's team of officials.

Freckleton's Leigh Doughty is the fourth official, Doughty having joined the EFL list as a referee this season.

Natalie Aspinall, who hails from Blackpool and used to be a tutor at Preston College, will be the reserve assistant referee.

In line with EFL safety protocol, all the officials have to travel separately to Wembley in their own transport.