Man in the Middle: Paul Tierney

17th September 2018
First team

Paul Tierney will take charge of Swansea City's Championship clash at Stoke City on Tuesday after a late change of official.

Wigan official Tierney has replaced Kevin Friend, who had originally been named as the referee for the game.

Premier League ref Tierney drops into the Championship for the first time this season.

He referee the Swans twice last term, in their 2-0 home win over Huddersfield and in the goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.

Tierney will be assisted by Matthew Wilkes and Simon Long, while Peter Bankes will be the fourth official.