Trevor Kettle will be the man in the middle for the Clarets’ Capital One Cup first round tie at Port Vale on Tuesday, August 11 (7.45pm kick-off).
In the 2014/15 campaign, the official from Rutland refereed 22 games and produced 63 yellow cards and 1 solitary red card.
The last Clarets game he officiated was back in February 2012, as Southampton ran out 2-0 winners at Southampton with goals from Adam Lallana and Billy Sharp. No players were booked for either side on that occasion.
Kettle will be assisted by Darren Strain, Michael Denton and Fourth Official Kevin Morris.