It’s the first of three derby matches at Deepdale this season when we entertain Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers this weekend.
The Trotters have started the season well; losing their first league game of the season when hosting Sheffield United last weekend, but still sitting third ahead of their visit to PR1.
Parkinson has made a number of changes to the squad over the summer, with some experienced recruits, whilst – according to the media – he is still in the market for more, particularly at the top end of the pitch, after Adam Le Fondre took an opportunity to move to Australia earlier in the month.
Last season’s Deepdale clash between the two sides was goalless, whilst the reverse fixture was Gentry Day, with Tom Barkhuizen levelling matters, after the home side had taken a first half lead, before the returning Sean Maguire grabbed a brace to give the Lilywhites the three points.
As mentioned, there are three derbies this season, with all three of the home clashes, with Bolton, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers coming before the end of November and PNE will want to make a good start in this last game before the first international break.
The match referee for Saturday’s local derby with Bolton Wanderers is Andy Davies, making his first trip to Deepdale this season…
Since the 1960’s there haven’t been too many memorable matches between the two sides at Deepdale, however, back in the middle of that decade the Lilywhites served up a Valentine’s Day feast in front of over 31,500 fans…
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It’s a 3pm kick-off for our first derby game of the 2018/19 season, as we take on Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers in the SkyBet Championship at Deepdale this Saturday…
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The One And Only Issue Four
This Saturday’s edition of The One And Only is packed full of interviews and features to keep you reading for days!
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Bolton Wanderers Manager Phil Parkinson is looking for his side to enjoy their international break with his side in the top echelons of the SkyBet Championship…
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Preston North End manager Alex Neil welcomes one back from suspension, but loses another in the middle of the park…
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For our first derby match of the season we face Bolton Wanderers as we tick over into September and you can keep in touch with the action thanks to iFollow PNE…
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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
If he didn’t know already, manager Alex Neil has been reminded this week of the importance of local derby matches…
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Josh Harrop Interview
Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop says the Lilywhites are still trying to find their rhythm, but are getting closer as the first month comes to an end with a local derby at the weekend…
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