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Posted Thu 17 Jan 13

Yeovil Town Match Preview

Preston North End will travel to Somerset this weekend to play Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

The Lilywhites have already beaten Gary Johnson’s men twice this season at Deepdale in League One and the FA Cup, and Graham Westley will be hoping his team can make it a hat trick of victories on Saturday afternoon.

The North End squad will be looking for an immediate response following Sunday’s home defeat against Walsall and will be looking to maintain their 100% record on the road in the league in 2013.

Last time, Preston beat Hartlepool United at Victoria Park 1-0 courtesy of John Mousinho’s first goal for the Club. 

Team News
Boss Westley will be without the services of Scott Laird, Keith Keane, Lee Trundle and Mousinho.

Defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff is also set to miss out after picking up an injury last week at Coventry City. 

Full back Paul Connolly will be in line to make his debut for the Club after he completed the formalities of his loan move from Championship outfit Leeds United. 

Ticket News
Seated 
Adults £17 
Seniors (over 65) £13 
16-21 £10 
U16s £6 
Ambulant and wheelchair disabled £13 (helper free)  

Coaches depart Deepdale at 9am with prices £28 for adults and £26 for concessions.

Preston North End have been told that the terracing allocated to away supporters will initially remain closed with supporters being located in one of the stands which is under cover.

The stand can hold between 350-400 supporters and the decision to re-locate is based on poor weather forecast.

The Glovers
Winning four of their last six games in League One, Yeovil Town have started to climb the League One table and are narrowly outside the Play-Offs by a single point. 

Managed by former Bristol City boss Johnson, who is in his second spell at Huish Park, has taken the Glovers from the lower reaches of the division to a team fighting for Championship status.

Confidence will be high in Somerset after two second half goals from Paddy Madden handed them a victory at high flying Sheffield United.

In recent weeks, Yeovil have recruited Madden on a permanent basis from League One rivals Carlisle United and Middlesbrough defender Matthew Dolan.

Yeovil Town team which faced Sheffield United
01 Stech
02 Ayling
03 McAllister
05 Webster
18 Burn
08 Upson
14 Foley Booked
19 Dolan Booked (Blizzard - 80' )
22 Dawson
09 Hayter
17 Madden

Substitutes
12 Stewart
04 Hinds
16 Ralph
06 Blizzard
10 Williams
11 Reid

The Referee
Brendan Malone will be the referee for Saturday’s game at Yeovil. Malone, from Wiltshire, has taken charge of a number of League One and Two games this season, however has not refereed a PNE or Yeovil match.

Travel Guide 
Take the M6 towards Birmingham, exiting at junction 11a (B'ham/M5) and merge onto the M5. Then take the M5 south to junction 25 (Taunton). Take the A358 signposted Ilminster until joining the A303 at Horton Cross. Continue along the A303 in an easterly direction and then take the A3088 (signposted Yeovil). Exit into Lufton Way. The main entrance to the stadium is on the right.

Distance from Deepdale - 252miles (4hr20min)

Trains:
Preston to Yeovil Town cheapest advance booking return ticket

Outward:
Preston 07:17 – Birmingham New Street 08:55
Birmingham New Street 09:12 – Exeter St David’s 11:42
Exeter St David’s 12:26 – Yeovil Junction 13:27

Return:
Yeovil Junction 17:29 – Basingstoke 18:55
Basingstoke 19:47 – Manchester Piccadilly 23:32
Replacement Bus Service  Manchester Piccadilly 00:30 – Preston 01:30

Return ticket price for one adult: £104.90

Huish Park is around four miles from Yeovil Junction station and a ‘Hopper’ minibus can be caught from there to the bus station in the town centre, where fans can catch a bus to the ground.

Food and Drink
There are three pubs within about 10-15 minute walk of the ground, 'The Bell', 'The Arrow' and 'The Airfield Tavern' (formerly 'Brewsters', which also has a fish and chip shop next door called Palmers).