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30 July 2021 Venue DW Stadium Attendance

Kick off 19:30 (UK)

Wigan Athletic
3 - 2
2nd Half
Preston North End
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4-4-2
  • 1
    Ben Amos
    GK
  • 2
    Tendayi Darikwa
    DF
  • 3
    Luke Robinson
    DF
  • 4
    Tom Naylor
    DF
  • 5
    Jack Whatmough
    DF
  • 6
    Adam Long
    MF
  • 7
    Trialist
    MF
  • 8
    Max Power
    MF
  • 9
    Charlie Wyke
    FW
  • 10
    Will Keane
    FW
  • 11
    Stephen Humphrys
    FW

Substitutes

  • 12
    Jamie Jones
    SUB
  • 14
    James Carragher
    SUB
  • 15
    Trialist
    SUB
  • 16
    Scott Smith
    SUB
  • 17
    Harry McHugh
    SUB
  • 18
    Gavin Massey
    SUB
  • 19
    Thelo Aasgaard
    SUB
  • 20
    Callum Lang
    SUB
  • 21
    Kieran Lloyd
    SUB
  • 22
    Tom Costello
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Leam Richardson

4-3-3
  • 28
    Mathew Hudson
    GK
  • 15
    Joe Rafferty
    DF
  • 20
    Sepp van den Berg
    DF
  • 5
    Patrick Bauer
    DF
  • 3
    Josh Earl
    DF
  • 7
    Tom Bayliss
    MF
  • 8
    Alan Browne
    MF
  • 10
    Josh Harrop
    MF
  • 24
    Sean Maguire
    FW
  • 31
    Scott Sinclair
    FW
  • 34
    Jamie Thomas
    FW

Substitutes

  • 25
    Connor Ripley
    SUB
  • 30
    Lewis Leigh
    SUB
  • 32
    Mikey O'Neill
    SUB
  • 33
    Ethan Walker
    SUB
  • 35
    Trialist
    SUB
  • 36
    Josh Seary
    SUB
  • 37
    Harry Nevin
    SUB
  • 38
    Joe Rodwell-Grant
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Frankie McAvoy

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Wigan Athletic (A)

30 July 2021

PNE are back in action on Friday evening as they make the short trip to the DW Stadium for a 7.30pm kick-off.

The friendly was due to be part of a double-header, with Manchester United set to follow at Deepdale on the Saturday, but the Premier League opposition unfortunately had to call off the friendly due to suspected positive Covid-19 cases.

First Team News

Harrop Looking To Utilise Every Opportunity

29 July 2021

Tickets are on sale for the Wigan fixture right up until kick-off via their ticketing website, with PNE being allocated the whole of the North Stand. Supporters will receive E-tickets which can be scanned on the turnstiles via their smartphones. Click here for more information.

For supporters not able to attend this game, a live video stream will be included as part of the £4.49 monthly pass, which you can purchase here by selecting ‘Audio Monthly Pass’.

The Latics have had a successful pre-season so far, having won all of their fixtures to this point, including their last friendly against Stoke City.

Leam Richardson’s side, after making a remarkable turnaround to escape relegation last season, will be trying to push themselves into promotion contention during the upcoming campaign in League One.

They’ve had a busy summer so far, adding the likes of prolific goalscorer Charlie Wyke and midfielder Max Power, who has returned to the club.

In the PNE camp, Daniel Johnson has returned to training with the squad following Jamaica’s elimination from the Gold Cup, while Ched Evans and Alan Browne are available again after making their return from injuries over the last two games.

Head coach Frankie McAvoy has suggested he may be looking to try out a different formation when they come up against Wigan, giving him a good chance to take a look at his players in a new system before the Championship season begins next weekend.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Wigan Athletic 3 PNE 2

30 July 2021

A late Joe Rodwell-Grant goal wasn’t enough to spark a comeback as PNE were beaten 3-2 by Wigan Athletic.

The Latics went into the half-time break a goal to the good thanks to Will Keane’s opener, before a Tendayi Darikwa own goal drew the game level.

Second half strikes from Stephen Humprhys and Callum Lang then put the hosts in control, before Rodwell-Grant pulled one back in the closing stages.

It was a lively start to the game and PNE very nearly took the lead through trialist Jamie Thomas, who volleyed goalwards on the end of Josh Harrop’s cross, but it took a great Ben Amos reaction save to keep him out.

North End created two more chances within the next ten minutes too, with Sean Maguire first seeing a close-range effort blocked, while Josh Earl headed over from similar range after Patrick Bauer re-directed a corner across the box.

But those early chances soon meant nothing for the Lilywhites as Wigan took the lead on 26 minutes, with Keane making a great connection on Darikwa’s pass to slot home into the bottom corner.

Hudson stopped Wigan from doubling their lead on a couple of occasions, firstly denying a trialist with a smart save with his legs before later diving low to his left to keep out Luke Robinson from the edge of the box.

At the other end, Ben Amos was twice called into action in the same attack, keeping out Josh Harrop’s curling effort initially, and then getting back up to his feet to dive the other way to prevent Thomas’ shot finding the bottom corner.

North End came out unchanged after the break and all guns blazing, drawing level just three minutes into the second half. Thomas played a nice ball into Sinclair, who in turn sent an inviting cross into the area which Wigan defender Darikwa turned into the back of his own net under pressure from Sepp van den Berg.

The Lilywhites so nearly turned the game on its head in the next attack, with van den Berg rising highest from Harrop’s free-kick, but Amos tipped his header over the bar.

Instead, it was the hosts who got the next goal of the game and, despite strong handball appeals from PNE, Humphrys’ effort from inside the box was allowed to stand.

Wigan scored their third on 68 minutes, after Tom Bayliss was penalised for a trip 25 yards out, and substitute Lang got the ball up and over the wall from a free-kick and into the back of the net.

Josh Harrop twice came close through his own free-kicks, but both narrowly missed the target, and goalscorer Lang then saw his deflected shot bounce off the top of the bar.

There was time for another goal for the Lilywhites, with first-year pro Rodwell-Grant being sent one-on-one by Bayliss, and he kept calm to find the far corner for his goal in senior football.

Starting XI: Hudson, Rafferty, Bauer, van den Berg, Earl, Bayliss, Browne (Leigh, 61), Sinclair, Harrop, Thomas (Rodwell-Grant, 73), Maguire.

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Ticket News

Tickets On Sale For Wigan Athletic Friendly

30 July 2021

Tickets are on sale for our friendly against Wigan Athletic on Friday 30th July.

The game kicks off at 7.30pm at the DW Stadium and PNE have been given the whole of the North Stand for this fixture, with pricing details as follows:

Adults £12
Over 65s £8
U18s £5

Supporters looking to get their tickets can do so online right up until kick-off via Wigan’s ticketing website. PNE fans will be sat in the North Stand, so please ensure when you are purchasing that you select the stand on the left, ensuring the block selected begins with ‘NS’.

Once purchased, supporters will receive E-tickets for entry on the evening of the game. These can just be scanned using your smartphone at the turnstiles to gain entry. Please note, there will be no cash sales on the night.

Disabled supporters can call 01942 311111 to get their tickets.

Click here to get your tickets now.

No tickets will be sold from PNE’s ticket office, either in person or over the phone, or online on mypne.com.

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