EX-NCEL Referee will now be a Premier League regular!

There will be a new regular referee in the Premier League this season after Professional Game Match Officials Limited announced that former NCEL Referee Andy Madley have been promoted to Select Group 1.

Madley has been a Select Group 2 official for the last three seasons, mainly taking charge of fixtures in the Championship.

He refereed 31 Championship matches in 2018/19 as well as the League One playoff final between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland and the FA Trophy Final between AFC Fylde and Leyton Orient.

Madley, 35, also took charge of two Premier League fixtures last season, Watford v Cardiff Cityand Brighton v Everton.

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