Meet the officials | Preston North End

31st October 2022
First team
John Busby

John Busby will be the man in charge when Swansea City travel to Preston North End on Tuesday evening (7.45pm kick-off).

This will be just the third time the man from Oxfordshire has taken charge of a Swans match and the second time this season. He previously blew the whistle at the Swans home defeat to Luton Town in August.

Busby spent eight seasons as an assistant referee in the EFL before joining the National List of Referees in 2016.

After impressing in the lower leagues he was added to the Select Group 2 ahead of the current campaign.

So far in 2022-23, Busby has taken charge of 12 matches handing out 47 bookings and two red cards.

On Tuesday, he will be assisted by Matthew Smith and Geoff Liddle. Geoff Eltringham will be the fourth official.