Man in the middle | Paul Tierney

18th March 2021
First team

Paul Tierney will be the man in the middle when Swansea City host Cardiff City in Saturday’s South Wales derby (5.30pm).

Wigan official Tierney – who has extensive Premier League experience – is taking charge of the Swans for the first time since a 3-1 win at QPR in August 2019.

He has officiated in the top-flight since 2014, getting his first taste of the Premier League when overseeing Swansea’s 3-0 win over West Brom in August 2014.

Tierney will be assisted by Simon Long and James Mainwaring, while Michael Salisbury is the fourth official.