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Match Preview: Derby County (H)

14 October 2021

Preston North End will be celebrating the life of Mr Trevor Hemmings CVO this weekend when Derby County come to Deepdale.

Match Information
Venue: Deepdale
Date: Saturday 16th October, 3pm kick-off
Competition: EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 12/46)
Kit: Home kit – available to order here!

Supporter Information

Tickets for Saturday’s game are priced at just £5 for all so that as many supporters as possible can attend to show their thanks to our owner Mr Trevor Hemmings, who sadly passed away on Monday evening.

All gate receipts will be donated to charities supported by Mr Hemmings, and those who have already purchased tickets have the option to leave their money in, 100 per cent of which would be donated, or supporters can opt for a cash refund of the difference in price of ticket according to what they paid. Please note that any refund requests must be made before the day of the game.

First Team News

Special Tribute Programme For Mr Hemmings

14 October 2021

Elsewhere, our fan zone will once again be open this weekend, with a special new addition for Saturday seeing The Terrace join us.

Supporters can also get their hands on a very special matchday programme which features a selection of tributes which have been made to Mr Hemmings in the past few days, from a huge spectrum of people across different generations, from current players and those who used to represent PNE to those involved in horse racing and even HRH The Princess Royal.

PNE Team News

Frankie McAvoy said he was hopeful Sean Maguire will be available to him this weekend after he left the pitch early in the last game against Queens Park Rangers.

Patrick Bauer and Ali McCann were also substituted off through injury that afternoon, with the German defender fit to feature on Saturday, while McCann won't be in contention.

Tom Barkhuizen will be hoping to feature in league action for the first time since the opening day of the Championship campaign, but Matthew Olosunde and Ched Evans will miss out.

The Opposition

While Derby County arrive bottom of the league, that’s certainly not the full story.

The Rams’ off-the-field problems led to a 12-point deduction, but they’ve worked themselves into positive digits, currently sitting on two points, seven short of safety at the moment.

They've come through some tricky games unscathed so far this term, taking a point from West Brom and beating Stoke City within four days of each other in September.

Key Stats

Derby’s games this season have featured fewer goals than any other team in the Championship, with just 15 in their matches, seven of which were scored by the Rams.

They’ve very much shared those goals between their side so far this campaign, with six different scorers, the highest of those being defender Curtis Davies with two.

North End are looking for a fourth consecutive victory over Derby for the first time since 1892 when the Lilywhites won six in a row against their East Midlands opposition.

Our Last Meeting

North End were 3-0 victors last time they faced the Rams, back in April 2021 in front of an empty Deepdale.

Ben Whiteman opened the scoring with his first goal for the club, heading home Alan Browne’s cross from the right.

Goals from Ched Evans and Ryan Ledson in the second half then sealed the three points for Frankie McAvoy’s side in his fifth game in temporary charge.

Man In The Middle

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Josh Smith will referee his second PNE game of the season this weekend.

Smith, whose first campaign in the Football League came in 2019/20, took charge of North End’s 2-1 defeat away to Reading in August 2021.

He has overseen 11 matches so far this campaign, most recently refereeing the all-Lancashire clash between Blackpool and Blackburn on 2nd October.

Linked Stories

Frankie Hopes Mr Hemmings
Receives A 'Fitting Farewell'
Alan Browne Pays Tribute
To Mr Trevor Hemmings

 

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Match Reports

Match Report: PNE 0 Derby County 0

16 October 2021

Preston North End and Derby County played out a goalless draw as everyone inside Deepdale celebrated the life of Mr Trevor Hemmings.

Before the game, those in attendance paid their respects to Mr Hemmings, firstly watching a tribute video to the owner on the big screen, before skipper Alan Browne then placed a flat cap in the centre circle, followed by a minute’s applause.

Browne was one of three to return to the starting line-up, with Andrew Hughes and Tom Barkhuizen included from the start, the latter’s appearance his first in the league since the opening day.

Derby had the better of the chances in the game’s early stages and offered a stern test to Daniel Iversen’s goal nine minutes in, as Ravel Morrison’s 25-yard effort moved in the air and the Dane did well to get a hand to it and tip over the bar.

The Rams continued to see more of the ball, without creating any real further chances of note, and at the other end Sepp van den Berg showed his quality at wing back, getting forward and floating a ball up to the back post where Josh Earl could only head over.

Iversen was called back into action less than sixty seconds later, having to dive low to his right to keep Tom Lawrence’s effort out.

Derby almost broke the deadlock in first half stoppage time, as full back Festy Ebosele dribbled the ball in and out of North End defenders before taking on his shot once in the area, but again Iversen was equal to it.

Both sides came out unchanged after the break and the home side came close within five minutes, as Emil Riis crossed into the area from the right for Andrew Hughes to flick a header just wide of goal.

After both Scott Sinclair and Ben Whiteman were brought on by Frankie McAvoy, for Barkhuizen and Ryan Ledson, it was the visitors who had a good spell. Firstly it was Morrison who sent an effort just wide, before Curtis Davies headed onto the woodwork just moments later, and fellow defender Phil Jagielka then forced a strong save from Iversen on the rebound.

At the other end, substitute Sinclair showed great energy to chase down a loose header back to Allsop from a Derby defender, latching on to it before seeing a shot just saved by the ‘keeper at the near post.

The biggest chance of the game for North End fell to top scorer Riis on 82 minutes, with the forward running on to a through ball from Johnson, but the Dane’s low shot was saved by Allsop.

PNE then came agonisingly close just moments later as Andrew Hughes' header from Whiteman's corner fell inches wide courtesy of a deflection, and the Welsh defender saw another shot saved in the closing stages.

PNE line-up: Iversen; Storey (Murphy, 76), Bauer, Hughes; van den Berg, Ledson (Whiteman, 63) Browne, Johnson, Earl; Riis, Barkhuizen (Sinclair, 58). Subs not used: Rudd, Cunningham, Lindsay, Potts.

Derby line-up: Allsop; Ebosele, Jagielka, Davies, Buchanan; Bird, Shinnie; Knight, Lawrence, Morrison; Baldock (Sibley, 24 (Kazim-Richards, 77)) Subs not used: Roos, Jozwiak, Stearman, Watson, Williams.

Attendance: 18,092 (2,448 Derby fans)

Referee: Mr J Smith

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