Peter Wright will be the man in the middle for the Iron's home league clash against Carlisle United on Saturday.
The Merseyside-based official will travel to the Sands Venue Stadium for his third game of the season, but his first in the league after taking charge of two cup competitions up until this point. 2020-21 is his third year in the EFL after being promoted to the National List of Referees in the summer of 2018.
He began his referee journey in the Southport-based Craven Minor Football League before spending time in the referee academy programme run by Liverpool County FA at both Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs, alongside a spell with Durham County FA whilst completing his studies at university in the north east.
Wright took charge of both teams just prior to lockdown back in late-February and early-March in consecutive games. The Cumbrians drew 2-2 at home to Morecambe, while United lost at eventual Champions Swindon.
His first game of this campaign was a goalless draw between Walsall and Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Cup, which resulted in the Owls progressing 4-2 on penalties. He subsequently took charge of Manchester United Under-21s' 6-0 win at Salford City in the EFL Trophy, although he had to come off injured midway through the game.
Last year, he officiated in 28 encounters, showing 88 yellows and four reds. So far this season, he has shown five yellow cards and no reds in two matches (although some cautions may have been shown by his replacement at the Peninsula Stadium).
On Saturday, Wright will be assisted by David Hunt and Joe Simpson, while Anthony Moore has been appointed as the fourth official.
PAST SCUNTHORPE UNITED ENCOUNTERS
|Mar 3, 2020||LG 2||Swindon Town 2-0 Iron||2||0|
|Mar 16, 2019||LG 1||Portsmouth 2-0 Iron||2||0|
|Sep 29, 2018||LG 1||Burton Albion 0-0 Iron||4||0|
PAST CARLISLE UNITED ENCOUNTERS
|Feb 22, 2020||LG 2||Carlisle United 2-2 Morecambe||4||0|
|Aug 27, 2019||LG C||Rochdale 2-1 Carlisle United||3||0|
|Feb 16, 2019||LG 2||Carlisle United 2-3 MK Dons||4||0|
|Aug 18, 2018||LG 2||Cheltenham Town 0-1 Carlisle United||6||0|