Preston referee Neil Swarbrick has retired

Preston football official Neil Swarbrick has called time on his refereeing career

Monday, 14th May 2018, 9:56 am
Updated Monday, 14th May 2018, 10:01 am
Neil Swarbrick

The 52-year-old was the fourth official for Manchester United's 1-0 victory over Watford at Old Trafford on the final day of the season.

Swarbrick will still be involved in the game, continuing to work as a video assistant referee.

He first took up the whistle at the age of 29, joining the Football League list in 2005.

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Six years later, he was promoted to the Premier League select list.

Swarbrick said: "Refereeing is a huge passion of mine and something I have been lucky to do for a number of years.

"I feel that the referees in England are some of the best in the world, and I have every confidence in their continued success."