An experienced official, Linington – a self-employed plumbing and central heating engineer – joined the League list in 2008 after rising through the Wessex, Southern, Isthmian and Western leagues, as well as the Conference, and on to The League line in 2006.
In 2010, he visited Wembley Stadium twice. Firstly as a fourth official for the FA Trophy Final before returning as the man in the middle for the League Two Play-Off Final.
This season he has overseen three matches – all in the Championship – issuing 14 yellow cards.
His previous Tigers’ fixture was our 2015/16 Capital One Cup victory over Swansea City in September 2015.
Assisting Linington will be Michael George and Adam Matthews. Ian Cooper will be on fourth official duty.