REFEREE Michael Oliver will take charge of his first R’s match of the 2012/13 season this weekend as QPR host Reading at Loftus Road.
Oliver took charge of three Rangers games last term; two Premier League fixtures and one FA Cup tie.
The 27 year-old officiated the R’s away defeat against Wigan Athletic, the home stalemate against Aston Villa and the cup clash against MK Dons.
Oliver began his refereeing career at 14 years of age and progressed at light-speed to reach the National List of Referees just eight years later.
Amongst various other officials on the Referees list was Oliver's father, who - in 2009 - celebrated a unique father / son double.
Dad Clive took charge of the 2009 Football League Two Play-Off Final, with son Michael officiating the next day at the 2009 Football League 1 Play-Off Final.
Oliver became the youngest National List match official to referee at Wembley when taking charge of the Conference Play-Off Final in May 2007.
To add to his 'youngest ref to ...' titles, he became the youngest ref to take charge of a Premier League game, when he officiated Birmingham City against Blackburn Rovers on 21 August 2010.
Oliver was 25 years and 182 days old - breaking Stuart Attwell's record as the youngest ever Premier League referee.
S Long and D England will flank Oliver on Sunday afternoon, with Martin Atkinson taking up fourth official duties.