Josh Smith will be the man in charge when Oldham Athletic take on Colchester United on Saturday at Boundary Park (3pm).
Smith officiated 32 games last season handing out 103 yellow cards and six red cards.
This season he’s been in charge of one game, Plymouth Argyle vs Walsall at Home Park.
Smith has never officiated an Oldham Athletic fixture.
Craig Taylor and Wayne Grunnill will assist the referee, with David Benton as the fourth official.