GAVIN Ward will be in charge of Friday’s Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final between Oxford United and Portsmouth.

The Surrey referee has not done a U’s game since the 2-1 home defeat to Bristol Rovers in February 2018.

He has shown three red cards and cautioned 95 players in 27 games this season.

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Ward returned to action on Tuesday with Fulham’s win at QPR in the Championship.

Darren England, who has been in charge of two games since the restart last month, has been selected for Monday’s second leg.

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  • Darren England  Picture: PA Wire

His last United game was in February 2017, when they lost 2-0 at home to Southend United.

England has shown one red card in 27 games this season, along with 77 bookings.