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Preston North End vs Swansea City Match Preview

10 January 2019

Preston North End entertain Swansea City in their first home Championship game of 2019 this Saturday, the 61st meeting of the sides.

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Ticket Information: Swansea City

10 January 2019
It is, however, the first meeting of the Lilywhites and the Welsh outfit since April 2011, when a brace of Iain Hume goals was enough to give the home side the win at Deepdale, despite Ashley Williams’ strike for the Swans.
 
Manager Alex Neil comes up against a former mentor, with Graham Potter’s assistant, Billy Reid, having been the man to take the PNE gaffer back to Scotland, when he was manager at Hamilton back in 2005.
 
But there will be no sentimentality from the Lilywhites’ boss, who will look to get his side back on a positive run of results, as he welcomes a number of players back from injury, suspension, plus has his four January transfer window acquisitions available for selection for the first time.
 
Ticket Information
It’s a 3pm kick-off for our first home league game of 2019, as we take on Graham Potter’s Swansea City in the SkyBet Championship at Deepdale this Saturday…
 
 
 
Ref Watch
Taking charge of his first Preston North End game of the season at Deepdale this weekend is experienced official Keith Stroud…
 
 
Memorable Match
Back in mid-September 2009, the Lilywhites kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a win over a then struggling Swansea City at Deepdale…
 
 
The One And Only Issue 17
Swansea City is a special game for PNE defender Andrew Hughes and he talks about it to The One And Only…
 
 
Opposition View
Swansea City manager Graham Potter admits that his side’s victory over North End in his first league game at the Liberty Stadium was one that could have gone in the other direction…
 
 
Team News
It’s a very different problem for manager Alex Neil this weekend, after five games of the team picking itself…
 
 
Match Coverage
Whether you’re overseas and watching on iFollow or in the UK and listening to the game on our coverage, you’ll hear the tones of former PNE skipper Paul McKenna this weekend…
 
 
Alex Neil’s Preview
Preston North End manager is looking forward to locking horns with a former manager as his side takes on Swansea City at Deepdale this Saturday – the Lilywhites’ first home league game of 2019…
 
 
Alan Browne Interview
With the North End squad starting to all get back towards fitness, along with the new January transfer additions, manager Alex Neil will have some difficult selection decisions soon, and Alan Browne says that this is an opportunity for the Lilywhites to show what they are really capable of…
 

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Match Reports

Preston North End 1 Swansea City 1

12 January 2019

A ten-man North End battled hard to earn their first point of 2019, coming from behind against Swansea City at a soggy Deepdale.

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Gaffer Looking For New And Returning Faces To Gel

12 January 2019
Daniel Johnson scored the penalty spot for the Lilywhites, on the hour mark, after debutant Jayden Stockley’s cross had been handled by Joe Rodon, the leveller coming just five minutes after the visitors had opened the scoring through Courtney Baker-Richardson, pouncing from close range to slide home Bersant Celina’s pull back.
 
For Alex Neil, there were six changes to the side that had faced Doncaster Rovers in the Eirates FA Cup the previous Sunday, Declan Rudd and Tom Clarke returning into the defensive unit, with Brad Potts, like Stockley, given his first start following his move from Barnsley.
 
Ben Pearson and Alan Browne also returned to bolster the midfield, although the latter would finish the game at left back after Josh Earl was red carded for two offences referee Keith Stroud determined to be worthy of cautions, nine minutes apart in the second half – the Irishman also having taken the captain’s armband after injuries to both Huntington and Clarke.
 
The home side created the best of the chances in the first 35 minutes. Potts’ probing run at the heart of the Jack’s backline winning a free kick just to the right of the ‘D’ 15 minutes in, but Welshman Andrew Hughes couldn’t test Erwin Mulder in the visitors’ goal.
 
It was Potts again, wearing the No.44 shirt, who did test Graham Potter’s goalkeeper on ten minutes before the interval. A 30-yard piledriver forcing the stopper to palm the ball away, it almost spinning back over him into the net, until a quick recovery kept it out. The chance came after excellent midfield play from Pearson, nipping in to win the ball in the centre circle, before releasing his new team-mate.
 
Declan Rudd was also needed at the other end, making a fantastic clawing right-handed save by the diving away to his right to deny Celina, whose 20 yards curling effort, took a deflection off Connor Roberts, making it even more of a good stop.
 
The North End boss had to make a change at the interval, Huntington coming off, with Hughes dropping into the centre of defence and Earl coming on down the left, this coming six minutes before the interval.
 
It was the Swans who took the lead ten minutes into the second half. Wayne Routledge marched into the box through a left hand channel, feeding Celina, who got to the byline and pulled the ball back into the six-yard box for Baker-Richardson – in the side for the ill Oli McBurnie – who slid home from into the middle of the goal.
 
But the lead lasted only five minutes. Tom Barkhuizen fed Stockley into a right-hand channel and the rangy striker tried to deliver a cross into the penalty area, only to hit the outstretched arm of Rodon, the assistant on the Sir Tom Finney Stand side having no hesitation to wave his flag, leaving Mr Stroud to point to the spot.
 
Despite the delaying tactics of Mulder in the goal, Johnson calmly strode up and sent the keeper the wrong way, putting the ball in the right-hand side of the Alan Kelly Town End goal to level the game up.
First Team News

Stockley Enjoying His Role

12 January 2019
At the half’s midway point, another injury blow for PNE, saw skipper Clarke forced off with a calf problem, Browne taking over the armband.
 
The manager, despite being forced to make two defensive substitutions due to injury tried to make a positive final alteration, with Sean Maguire brought on for his second run out since returning from injury, on for goalscorer Johnson, and the Irishman looked lively and could have put his side in front with his first touch.
 
The side broke well, Potts winning the ball in front of the home dugout, driving forward, stretching the City backline, before passing the ball into the feet of the Irishman in the right corner of the penalty area. The No.24 got the ball out of his feet and drilled an effort on target, but Mulder made a smart save and then denied Browne brilliant on the follow up, his first-time effort from 25 yards heading in, until the intervention.
 
Despite being in the ascendency at this stage in the game, the last ten minutes, plus five minutes of stoppage time, were made more difficult as the Lilywhites played this period with ten men. Earl’s first booking had come on 72 minutes, for his first foul of the game, his second was a crunching but clean challenge, however, it was not seen that way by the officials and a second yellow was produced - Browne now having to drop in to left back.
 
But the defensive unit did an excellent job and in fact in the final minute of stoppage time it was the Lilywhites who were the ones looking for the win, Maguire having won a corner, that Barkhuizen delivered to the back post, but with the ball bobbling around in the area, the referee blew up for full-time and both sides had to settle for a point.
 
PNE line-up: Rudd, Clarke (c) (Fisher, 67), Hughes, Pearson, Huntington (Earl, 46), Storey, Potts, Johnson (Maguire, 74), Stockley, Browne, Barkhuizen. Subs not used: Ripley, Gallagher, Ledson, Nmecha.
 
Swansea City line-up: Mulder, Van Der Hoorn, Fer (c), Celina, Dyer (Montero, 804, Routledge, Grimes, Rodon, Roberts, Naughton (McKay, 89), Baker-Richardson (Bony, 75). Subs not used: Nordfeldt, Carter-Vickers, James, Fulton.
 
Attendance: 11,604 (570 Swansea City fans)
 
Referee: Mr K Stroud

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Ticket Information: Swansea City

10 January 2019

It’s a 3pm kick-off for our first home league game of 2019, as we take on Graham Potter’s Swansea City in the SkyBet Championship at Deepdale this Saturday.

First Team News

Alan Browne Says There Is ‘A Lot More To Come’

9 January 2019
Normal matchday prices apply for this game and you can click here for a full run down of the prices and concession categories on offer for league games at Deepdale.
 
Tickets are now on general sale from the ticket office at Deepdale, either to be loaded to your member card or via a paper ticket. For more information on member cards and their usage, click here.
 
For those turning up and buying on the day, purchases can be made in person at both the Sir Tom Finney ticket office and also use the Invincibles Pavilion ticket office, which can be used to buy tickets for any part of the ground, not just the Pavilion. The Sir Tom Finney ticket office is open from 9am on a matchday and the Invincibles Pavilion ticket office is open from 1pm.
Tickets can be purchased at Deepdale from 9am until 5pm on Thursday, 9am until 6pm on Friday night, from 9am until kick-off on the day of the game, both in person and over the ticket hotline – 0344 856 1966.
Tickets can be purchased online at MyPNE.Com 24/7 right up until three hours before kick-off, with collections available from the Sir Tom Finney Stand collections windows, to the left of the ticket office. The online service is now fully responsive on both mobile and tablet.
 
Or, if you have a member card, you can buy right up until kick-off on MyPNE.Com and load your ticket straight to your card!
 
Away end tickets can be purchased on the day, with no increase in price. Ticket purchases and collections can be made from the away ticket office next to the entrance of the Bill Shankly Kop on Lowthorpe Road, open from 1.30pm, cash and card is accepted for Swansea City fans looking to buy tickets on the day.
 
For home fans travelling to the game the Leyland shuttle bus will be in operation for the game, stopping at the usual points; pick up times as usual.

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