Tony Harrington is in his first season as a football league referee. His debut was a 0-0 draw between Rochdale and Northampton on 18 August 2012.
His last two matches have ended 4-1 to the away side; the previous match on 17 November was a victory at Leyton Orient at Carlisle.
This will be the first time he has been a referee for either a Preston or Notts County match.
His assistants are Duncan Street from West Yorkshire and Iain Siddall from Lancashire. Also from Lancashire is the fourth official Ben Toner.