It’s a Roses battle this weekend, as the Lilywhites made the trip across the Pennines to face Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.
It is one of a small number of stadia that North End are yet to record a win at and there is no better time than this weekend as Alex Neil’s side look for their first three points since the resumption of Championship football.
The PNE boss will be without Paul Huntington, after his retrospective three-match ban, but he will hope to bring Daniel Johnson back, after the top scorer missed the clash with Derby County due to a dead leg.
The clash between the sides at Deepdale back in November saw Jayden Stockley, Alan Browne and a Paul Gallagher penalty give the home side a three-goal cushion after just 50 minutes, before Juninho Bacuna grabbed a late consolation for the Cowley’s Terriers.
This time around, the hosts picked up an excellent 3-0 away win in midweek, against Pep Clotet’s Birmingham City at St Andrews and they will be buoyed by that and will be a test for North End as they look to put pressure on those above them.
For Your Information
Match Details: Huddersfield Town v Preston North End, John Smith’s Stadium, Saturday 4th July 2020, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (41/46)
PNE colours: Green shirt, yellow shorts and socks, all-black goalkeeper
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Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
Watch The Game On iFollow: Preston North End supporters can watch Saturday’s game against Huddersfield Town live on iFollow PNE this weekend. Click here for more information.
Match Officials: Darren Bond will take charge of a Lilywhites game for the first time since the Boxing Day draw with Leeds United, when he referee’s Saturday’s trip to another West Yorkshire side in Huddersfield Town. Click here for details of the officials.
We’ve Met Before: Preston North End travel to face the Terriers of West Yorkshire first the 42nd time in league competition at the weekend and our fifth of those games at what is now the John Smith’s Stadium. Click here for more details of past battles.
Alex Neil On Huddersfield Town Clash: Preston North End manager Alex Neil gives his thoughts ahead of the Lilywhites’ Roses clash with Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Brad Potts Not Looking For Excuses: Preston North End midfielder Brad Potts says that the Lilywhites’ honest squad are not looking for excuses for their results since the resumption, instead they are just looking to work even harder. Click here for more from Brad.