World Cup referee to take charge of Leicester City match
World Cup final referee Howard Webb will take charge of Leicester City's third pre-season friendly against Burton Albion tomorrow night.
Webb is widely regarded as one of the best referee's in the world and officiated the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa.
He will be preparing for the start of the new Premier League season by refereeing the game at Burton's Pirelli Stadium.
The 41-year-old has been a FIFA-listed official since 2005 and is counted among the top referees of all time by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.
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"I am looking forward to returning to referee Burton Albion versus Leicester City, which promises to be an exciting game in preparation for the season ahead," said Webb.
"I have always been made very welcome at the Pirelli Stadium and it will be a pleasure to take charge of this match."
As well as the World Cup final between Spain and Holland, Webb has also taken charge of the Champions League final, FA Cup final and the League Cup final.
City will be looking to produce an improved performance on their 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
Although results are not the most important aspect of pre-season preparations, City boss Nigel Pearson did admit that the performance was disappointing, and he has called it a wake-up-call for his promotion-fancied side.
Striker Jermaine Beckford is set to get his first taste of match-action after missing the first two friendlies through illness, and defender Zak Whitbread could also make his first appearance for City after joining the club on a free transfer.
The centre-back has been held back after missing the first two weeks of fitness training following his release by Norwich, but he may be included in the squad to face the Brewers.
Sean St Ledger should also feature after being given time off following his Euro 2012 experience. He was named as a substitute at Shrewsbury but did not go on.
Goalkeeper Conrad Logan, plus defenders Lee Peltier, Tom Parkes and Tom Kennedy, should also get good run-outs against the Brewers after not figuring at Glasshous Meadow.
Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Paul Konchesky, captain Wes Morgan and Liam Moore all completed a full 90 minutes on Saturday but are not expected to play major parts tomorrow.
A City development squad play York City in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Belvoir Drive this afternoon, with the likes of Tom Hopper and Cian Bolger expected to be involved.