Referee Kevin Friend will take charge of QPR's Barclay's Premier League encounter against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.
This weekend’s clash against the Magpies will be Friend’s first outing in charge of the R’s this season.
Last term, the 41 year old officiated both our home and away fixtures against David Moyes’ Everton, with the R’s picking up four points from a maximum six.
Friend started refereeing at the tender age of just 13 within his home county of Leicestershire.
His route to the National List was via the Leicester Senior League and Midland Football Alliance, before being promoted to the National list in 2000.
After three more seasons he reached the National List of Referees.
In addition to being appointed as Fourth Official at an Under-21 International fixture, he has also been appointed to the FA Vase Final and FL Trophy Final.
Kevin took charge of his first Premier League fixture in August 2009 between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham at Molineux.
Friend’s last top-flight outing came during Everton’s home victory against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.
J Flynn and D England are confirmed as Friend’s assistants, with D Drysdale taking up the fourth official role.