Martin Atkinson has been chosen to referee Watford's promotion-deciding play-off final against Crystal Palace, the Football League has announced.

Atkinson will be joined at Wembley by Assistant Referees Stuart Burt and Peter Kirkup while Neil Swarbrick will be the Fourth Official.

The 41-year-old has refereed 23 matches this season, handing out 86 yellow cards and one red.

Atkinson has been a FIFA-listed official since 2006 and is one of three Select Group referees who is an Elite FIFA referee.

He has refereed Champions League matches as well as at Euro 2012, where he teamed up with fellow Select Group referee Howard Webb.