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Match Previews

Match Preview: Cardiff City (A)

10 March 2022

Preston North End will look to end a run of six games without a victory against Cardiff City when they head to South Wales this weekend.

Match Information
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: Saturday 12th March, 3pm kick-off
Competition: EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 37/46)
Kit: Away kit – available to order here!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this game will remain on sale until 1pm on Friday online from, while sales will continue in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 4pm on Friday.

There will also be tickets available on the day from the away ticket office, with all sales cash-only, but there will be an increase in price.

Full ticket information can be found by clicking here.

Match Coverage

Supporters in the UK and Ireland unable to make it to the game will be able to listen live with a £2.50 match pass or £4.49 monthly pass on iFollow PNE, with live commentary coming from Guy Clarke and Rob Edwards.

Fans overseas are also able to watch live with a £10 match pass. Click here to subscribe now!

There will also be our usual match coverage across our social media channels and right here on PNE.Com.

PNE Team News

Ryan Lowe will be able to call upon a few players who weren’t available to him last weekend, with one of those being Liam Lindsay, who returns from his one-game suspension.

Patrick Bauer and Sean Maguire are both expected to be in contention following their respective returns from injury.

Former Cardiff man Greg Cunningham and Tom Barkhuizen remain sidelined, while Josh Murphy is ineligible to play against his parent club.

The Opposition


Like PNE, Cardiff City head into this fixture after beating a side with eyes on promotion, having come out 2-1 winners away to Queens Park Rangers last weekend.

It was two of the Bluebirds’ youngsters who were on the scoresheet that afternoon, with Isaak Davies and Rubin Colwill netting, and it was Davies who opened the scoring for Cardiff when they beat North End in the FA Cup earlier this season.

The 20-year-old will be hoping to have earned a place in Steve Morison’s starting XI, which would likely see him partner former PNE man Jordan Hugill up front.

Key Stats

PNE will look to extend their impressive recent record away from home which has seen them take ten points from their last five games on the road, and they’ve conceded just one goal in that spell.

Cardiff themselves are in search of a sixth straight victory against North End, what would be their 40th win over the Lilywhites in club history.

Ched Evans could make his 350th career appearance in this fixture, while Josh Earl is one away from 100.

Our Last Victory

A last-gasp Tom Clarke goal in late December 2017 earned PNE a victory over Cardiff City to move them within a point of the Play-Offs.

In what was described as a “scrappy match” by manager Alex Neil, skipper Clarke headed home in stoppage time to end the year on a high.

Man In The Middle


James Linington will take charge of Saturday’s fixture, for what will be his second PNE game of the season.

He last refereed a North End fixture in August’s away defeat to Huddersfield Town, and this will be his 25th game as the main official this campaign.

In that time, he has shown 108 yellow cards and four reds. Linington will be assisted by Mark Pottage and Matthew Jones, while Trevor Kettle is the fourth official.

Pre-Match Interviews

Ryan Ready For
'Selection Dilemma'
PNE Enjoying Control Of
Games Says Ched

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Match Reports

Match Report: Cardiff City 0 PNE 0

12 March 2022

Preston North End were made to settle for a point as they couldn’t find the breakthrough against Cardiff City.

Ryan Lowe made two changes from the victory over AFC Bournemouth, with Liam Lindsay and Emil Riis coming in for Josh Earl and Ched Evans.

There weren’t too many chances of note in the first half hour of the game, with Cardiff’s most dangerous opening seeing former PNE man Jordan Hugill send a dangerous looking ball across the box for Isaak Davies, but Sepp van den Berg made sure it caused no harm.

At the other end, PNE had a penalty shout turned down on 25 minutes as Riis went down under the pressure of a home defender, while five minutes later Alex Smithies kept out Brad Potts’ low driven effort.

On 35 minutes, Daniel Johnson sent a brilliant sliding pass in between the defence for Riis to get on the end of, but his cutback couldn’t find a North End man.

PNE came out and took control of the early stages of the second half, as Ryan Lowe’s men camped inside the final third in the opening 15 minutes after the restart, with Cameron Archer and Brad Potts among those trying to make things happen.

It was the hosts who had the first shot on target of the second period on the hour mark, but Iversen comfortably collected Tommy Doyle’s effort.

North End’s best chance of the game then came courtesy of Johnson, who nicked in ahead of a defender on the edge of the box before making his way inside and seeing an effort kept out at close range by a combination of Smithies and Perry Ng.

On 81 minutes, Archer tested the palms of Smithies, but his save fell kindly for Browne, who just lost his footing at the vital moment and he sent his shot wide of goal.

Iversen, who hadn’t been asked to do much all afternoon, was forced to produce two strong saves late on to deny substitute Uche Ikpeazu and ensure North End left South Wales with a point.

Cardiff City line-up: Smithies; Ng, Flint, McGuinness; Drameh, Doyle (Colwill, 61), Wintle, Ralls, Doughty (Bagan, 81); Davies (Ikpeazu, 61), Hugill. Subs not used: Phillips, Vaulks, Harris, Denham.

PNE line-up: Iversen; van den Berg, Diaby, Lindsay (McCann, 57); Potts, Browne (Rafferty, 90+3), Whiteman, Johnson, Hughes; Riis (Sinclair, 85), Archer. Subs not used: Ripley, Bauer, Evans, Maguire.

Attendance: 19, 743 (544 PNE fans)

Referee: Mr J Linington.

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Ticket News

Cardiff City Ticket Details

10 March 2022

Tickets are now off sale from Deepdale for our game against Cardiff City on Saturday 12th March, but supporters will be able to buy on the day.

While over 500 fans are already set to make the journey to South Wales, those without a ticket will be able to buy from the Cardiff City Stadium at Gate 15, with all sales being cash-only. Collections can also be made here.

Matchday ticket prices:

Adults £21
Seniors (Aged 60 and over) £18
16 to 21-year-olds £11
U16s £9

Supporters driving down are advised by Cardiff City to use their safe away fan car park, which is located opposite the old Ninian Park on Sloper Road, CF11 8AW. Parking costs £10 per car and is operated on a first come, first served basis.

Cardiff have also asked those attending the fixture to read through their Supporters Code of Conduct, which can be found here.

There will also be bucket collections around the ground, cash-only, with both sets of supporters able to donate what they can to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Coaches will be leaving both Deepdale and Leyland at 7.30am, but these are also now off sale.

More ticket information

Preston North End were allocated 1,018 for this fixture, with 487 of those for safe standing rail seats located towards the back of the stand, with the other tickets available for normal seating.

Advance ticket prices:

Adults £19
Seniors (Aged 60 and over) £16
16 to 21-year-olds £10
U16s £8

Tickets for ambulant disabled supporters are included in the main allocation, and a carer ticket will be provided free of charge where required.

There are also 12 tickets available in a wheelchair access area for those supporters in a wheelchair, with prices below, while the carer ticket will be provided free of charge.

Wheelchair access area ticket prices:

Adults £17
Seniors (Aged 60 and over) £13
16 to 21-year-olds £10
U16s £7

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