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Match Previews

Queens Park Rangers vs Preston North End Match Preview

13 April 2018

After excellent midweek wins for both sides, the Lilywhites head to the west of the capital to take on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon.

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Ticket Information: Queens Park Rangers

12 April 2018

Ian Holloway’s team swept aside Sheffield Wednesday in convincing style, a victory in tribute to former Rs and England man Ray Wilkins, who sadly pass away last week and after that emotional night they will be looking for a repeat performance against North End.

For Alex Neil’s men, they came from behind to put three second half goals without reply past Yorkshire rivals Leeds United at Deepdale and will be looking to continue the pressure on the Play-Off chasing pack by picking up another result against QPR.

The two sides battled hard in PR1 in December, with a late Jordan Hugill goal proving the difference in a very tight affair and despite the plethora of goals seen in the two sides’ games in midweek, it could be another close encounter at the weekend.

Ref Watch
Taking charge of his second North End game of the season for our trip to the capital to face Ian Holloway’s Queens Park Rangers is match official Robert Jones…

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Stat Attack
Two of the very few EFL clubs with a three word title face each other at Loftus Road this weekend…

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Ticket Information
More than a 1,000 North End fans will travel to Loftus Road for Saturday's clash with Ian Holloways Queens Park Rangers…

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Opposition View
Hoops boss Ian Holloway is looking forward to giving his young players a chance to show what they can do over the final four games of the season…

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PNE Team News
Manager Alex Neil will have a to make a few late checks before naming his squad to face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday…

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Match Coverage
On Saturday afternoon, if you can’t make it to the Loftus Road, then you can sign up for a £5 match pass and watch the game – with full match commentary – live on iFollow PNE…

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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
Preston North End sit just five points outside of the top six with four games to play in the Sky Bet Championship, and Alex Neil feels it is still all to play for in the race for the Play-Offs…

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Declan Rudd Preview
Declan Rudd believes that PNE need to embrace the position the club finds themselves in as the end of the season draws in…

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Match Reports

Queens Park Rangers 1 Preston North End 2

14 April 2018

Alan Browne’s eighth goal of the season gave the Lilywhites three points as they again came from behind to take the three points at Loftus Road.

Queens Park Rangers had taken an early lead, when Matt Smith slid the ball home from close range, but Callum Robinson equalised in the final minute of the first half and Browne headed home with a quarter of an hour left from substitute Paul Gallagher’s cross.

There were three changes made by manager Alex Neil, with Sean Maguire missing out through injury and Gallagher on the bench with Ben Davies; Daniel Johnson and Darnell Fisher both returning after illness and injury respectively.

Wearing green once again, the visitors started brightly with Greg Cunningham volleying at goal from Clarke’s hooked ball onwards, but Matt Ingram, making his first league start of the season, saved well at the second attempt.

But it was Ian Holloway’s team that took the lead as Galway-man Ryan Manning crossed from the left and the big frontman Smith ghosted in at the back post to slide the ball into the net, played onside by the outrushing North End defence.

And it could have been two before the 20 minute mark only for Declan Rudd to make a fine save to deny Manning – a neighbour of Greg Cunningham growing up – headed goalwards after Smith’s flick on from a long ball forward.

Seven minutes before the break there was a controversial moment when Ingram brought down Browne, who had closed down the keeper and was one on one, but only a yellow card from referee Rob Jones came out, when it could have been a red. From Billy Bodin’s free kick there was a header down by Paul Huntington, former North End loanee Alex Baptiste clearing from inside the six yard box.

But the equaliser came on the stroke of half-time. Darnell Fisher drove down the right and into the corner of the box by the byline – having collected the ball Billy Bodin - and he drilled the ball into the six yard box and Robinson nipped in, in front of Baptiste, to force the ball over the line – the goalline technology used as Ingram tried to claw it out.

The second half saw a different North End, as they controlled the game from the off and chances started to come regularly.

Firstly, Robinson dragged shot across face of goal after Gallagher’s first touch of the game was a superb ball for Tom Barkhuizen who played the goal off for the equalising goalscorer.

Moments later Robinson again saw a shot blocked from a corner following another superb Fisher run and pull back down the right and into the box.

And what proved to be the winner came on 74 minutes. It was another brilliant delivery from Gallagher, from a free kick on the left, where Browne rose powerfully 15 yards out to the right of the goal, the ball flying past Ingram, with Robinson getting a touch, but the goalline technology showing it had already crossed the line, giving the Irish No.8 his eighth goal of a productive season.

QPR line-up: Ingram, Furlong, Bidwell, Cousins (Freeman, 73), Manning, Smith (Sylla, 62), Robinson (c), Baptiste, Luongo, Eze Osayi-Samuel (Smyth, 63). Subs not used: Smithies, Scowen, Wszolek, Kakay.

PNE line-up: Rudd, Fisher, Cunningham, Pearson, Clarke (c), Huntington, Bodin (Gallagher, 63), Browne, Robinson (Horgan, 90), Johnson (Harrop, 63), Barkhuizen. Subs not used: Maxwell, Davies, Moult, Earl.

Attendance: 13,760 (1,257 PNE fans)

Referee: Mr R Jones

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Queens Park Rangers

12 April 2018

More than a 1,000 North End fans will travel to Loftus Road for Saturday's clash with Ian Holloways Queens Park Rangers.

First Team News

Stat Attack: Queens Park Rangers

12 April 2018

Tickets remain now on sale and are available online at MyPNE.Com until 1pm on Friday 13th April, by calling 0344 856 1966 or in person from the ticket office until 4pm that same day.

PNE have been given 1,654 tickets for this fixture in the School End stand, over 1,000 tickets have been sold with all gold and silver standard tickets now sold out. There are only restricted sight line and restricted view tickets available. 

The prices for the remaining tickets are categorised as follows:

Upper Tier - Gold (Restricted Sight Line) Adults £33 Seniors (over 60s) £23 18 to 21-year-olds £23 U18s £16

Upper Tier - Gold (Restricted View) Adults £31 Seniors (over 60s) £22 18 to 21-year-olds £23 U18s £15

Upper Tier - Silver (Restricted View) Adults £26 Seniors (over 60s) £18 18 to 21-year-olds £18 U18s £12 U8s Free*

*U8s are free and must be accompanied by an adult

Please be aware that this is an all ticket game and there is no guarantee there will be sales on the day at this stage.
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Ref Watch: Queens Park Rangers

12 April 2018

Supporters purchasing 18 to 21-year-old tickets will be required to show proof of age at the turnstiles.

QPR have confirmed that there will be sales on the day for PNE fans, with around 200 available on the day. There will be a limited number of gold restricted sighline tickets with the rest of the tickets being restricted view. 

Tickets on the day will be available from the away turnstiles (cash only) and prices will increase by £5. 

Supporters collecting tickets on the day can do so from the collection kiosk at the front of the stadium on South Africa Road near the superstore. 

Some tickets state 'Restricted Sight Line' – this means you may not be able to see the goal line, these remain the standard price. 'Restricted View' means there is a stanchion in view of one of the goals – these are reduced in price as above.

There are five pairs of tickets for wheelchair disabled supporters, which are priced at £19 with a carer ticket free of charge. These tickets are situated in the lower tier of the stand.

The club have also received an inital allocation of 20 pairs of tickets for ambulant disabled supporters, also priced at £19 with the carer ticket free of charge. Supporters purchasing these tickets should be aware that the upper tier has no lift access and there is no availability to relocate on the day of the game.

Coach travel is also available and is priced at £25 for all. Coaches will depart Deepdale and Leyland at 9am.

Season ticket holders can use their Virgin Trains 20 per cent discount on advance tickets from Preston to Euston for travelling to this game, visit www.virgintrains.co.uk/pnefc to book.

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