Port Vale travel to MK Dons in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday as John Askey's men look to win their third successive away match. Match officials for the fixture have been confirmed below:
Craig Hicks has been confirmed as the referee who will take charge of the Vale's FA Cup tie on Saturday afternoon. Hicks officiated a total of 41 matches across all competitions last campaign and 12 so far this season.
Sky Bet League Two: 17 (18/19) 3 (19/20)
EFL Trophy: 5 (18/19) 2 (19/20)
FA Cup: 3 (18/19)
Sky Bet League One 15 (18/19) 5 (19/20)
Carabao Cup 1 (18/19) 2 (19/20)
Over the course of the 41 games he took charge of last term, Hicks handed out 122 yellow cards as well as five red cards. This season he has awarded 32 yellow cards and four reds. Hicks is yet to take charge of the Vale this term but officiated two matches last season; a 2-1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers and a 0-0 draw against Notts County.
His assistants on Saturday will be Ryan Whitaker and Hristo Karaivanov with Llyod Wood taking the role as fourth official.