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Match Previews

Match Preview: QPR (A)

30 September 2021

Preston North End head to London for the first time this season on Saturday as they face Queens Park Rangers.

Match Information
Venue: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
Date: Saturday 2nd October, 3pm kick-off
Competition: EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 11/46)
Kit: Third kit

Supporter Information

Tickets for this game will remain on sale online from mypne.com until 2pm on Friday and in person until 5pm from the ticket office. Supporters can also purchase over the phone from midday on Friday until 5pm, although fans are encouraged to email the ticket office with any queries. Please note that although the ticket office phone line will be open, sales for our away fixture against Blackpool will remain online and in person only.

Any supporters collecting QPR tickets can do so from the ticket collection kiosk located on South Africa Road next to the Superstore.

For those who aren’t making the trip to London, live commentary is available on iFollow PNE inside the UK and Ireland, while overseas supporters can watch live. Subscribe here!

PNE Team News

Frankie McAvoy is hoping to have defender Andrew Hughes back available to him this weekend after the Welshman missed the midweek draw against Stoke with a toe injury.

Other than that, he is in the same situation in terms of those in contention, with Ched Evans and Matthew Olosunde still likely to only make their returns after the international break.

The Opposition

QPR enjoyed a fast start to their season, going the opening six games unbeaten and sitting fourth in the table at that point.

Heading into the weekend they’re now eighth after suffering three consecutive defeats in mid-September to AFC Bournemouth, Bristol City and West Brom.

They got back to winning ways on Tuesday night, though, coming out 2-0 victors at home to Birmingham City thanks to a brace from Ilias Chair.

Key Stats

On the whole, North End have enjoyed their trips to Loftus Road since returning to the Championship in 2015, taking 13 points from the last six visits.

QPR have scored at least once in each of their Championship matches so far this season and they currently sit third on the scoring chart, having netted 19 times so far this term.

The majority of those goals (14) have come in the second half of games this campaign, the highest out of any team in the division.

Our Last Meeting

It was a goalless draw the last time these two went head-to-head, but it certainly wasn’t a game without chances.

Everton loanee Anthony Gordon had arguably PNE’s best opportunities on the night at Deepdale, firstly skipping past his man and forcing a good stop from Seny Dieng before then heading wide just before half-time from Sepp van den Berg’s cross.

North End continued to create, ending the game with 15 shots on the board, but they ultimately couldn’t break the deadlock.

Man In The Middle

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Jeremy Simpson will take charge of his first competitive PNE game of 2021/22 at the weekend, but he was part of the Lilywhites’ pre-season preparations.

Simpson refereed the friendlies against Bolton Wanderers and Accrington Stanley in July.

Last season, North End had some difficult days with Simpson in the middle – the defeats away to Luton Town and Cardiff City – but enjoyed much better times in the season prior, including 3-0 victories over Wigan and Barnsley.

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Match Reports

Match Report: QPR 3 PNE 2

2 October 2021

Two goals in four second half minutes gave QPR the three points in a pulsating Championship encounter at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Lyndon Dykes had opened the scoring for Mark Warburton’s side, before Emil Riis’ eighth of the season levelled matters at the interval.

Josh Earl’s first career goal put PNE in front, but strikes from Jimmy Dunne and Ilias Chair gave the hosts the win.

Head coach Frankie McAvoy had made one change going into the game, with Ali McCann coming in for Ben Whiteman in the midfield, but he unfortunately suffered an injury mid-way through the first half, with club captain Alan Browne replacing him.

The injury, that appeared to be an ankle problem after a good tackle on the edge of the penalty area, came either side of the first half goals.

The hosts had opened the scoring at a sodden Loftus Road with the first effort on goal for either team; Scottish international striker Dykes forcing home from the edge of the six-yard box, after a left-wing cross from Chris Willock got caught underneath Greg Cunningham, the forward able to kick it from under the Irishman’s legs into the bottom right hand corner, 17 minutes in.

Daniel Iversen could do nothing about that goal, but was on hand to make an excellent stop on 23 minutes as Willock came in from the left flank, broke into the box and forced a low save from the Dane.

McCann was replaced on 25 minutes and within 90 seconds PNE were back level. It was a great move from the back with Cunningham finding Earl, who fed it onto Sean Maguire on the left, just inside the Rangers half. The No.24 played a sublime ball with his left foot in behind the home defence for Riis to run onto, take a touch and feed the ball under Seny Dieng into the goal, much to the delight of the 1,000-plus PNE fans behind the opposite goal.

The Lilywhites were forced into a second change at the interval, with Patrick Bauer replaced by Liam Lindsay at the heart of the North End backline, as the rain continued to poor in West London.

And within a minute of the start of the half they were ahead through a brilliant move. It started with a ball into Riis, who fed it off to Sepp van den Berg, who ran forward, found Ledson, who turned the ball over the top for Maguire. He then killed the ball dead and drilled it across the six-yard box for Earl, in a poacher’s position, to fire home from close range for his first professional goal.

The R’s should have been down to ten men just before the hour mark when Sean Maguire was stamped on by Rob Dickie, something that would surely be looked at after the game, as referee Jeremy Simpson hadn’t seen anything, but the cameras caught it clearly.

Maguire, who was putting in a magnificent performance leading the line, saw a shot deflected off the head of Jimmy Dunne and behind for a corner, as the reds looked to kill the game off mid-way through the second half, but the home side drew level as Dunne poked home after Willock’s free-kick into the box.

Maguire’s afternoon was over after the goal, looking like a third injury of the afternoon for McAvoy’s men, Brad Potts replacing the frontman after his impressive display.

But it was 3-2 moments later to Rangers when Chair fired home after a loose ball, when substitute Charlie Austin had been denied by Iversen – the game turned on its head in the space of four minutes.

An excellent diagonal ball from left to right by Ledson found a run by van den Berg in behind the R’s wing back, but he couldn’t quite divert his volley on target as PNE pushed to level the game up once again as the tie entered the final few minutes.

Daniel Johnson was twice denied by blocks in the box after efforts from inside the ‘D’ as the game entered four minutes of stoppage time, with the hosts trying to add another on the counter, but it remained 3-2.

QPR line-up: Dieng, Dickie, Barbet, Johansen (c) (Amos, 69), Dykes, Chair, Ball, Gray (Austin, 69), Dunne, Willock (De Wijs, 80), Odubajo. Subs not used: Archer, Kakay, Dozzell, Adomah.

PNE line-up: Iversen, Storey, Bauer (Lindsay, 46), Cunningham, van den Berg, McCann (Browne, 25), Ledson, Earl, Johnson, Maguire (Potts, 71), Riis. Subs not used: Rudd, Sinclair, Potts, Murphy.

Attendance: TBC (1,032 PNE fans)

Referee: Mr J Simpson

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Ticket News

QPR Ticket Details

30 September 2021

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed there will be no tickets available on the day when PNE make the trip to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

North End have been given an allocation of 1,219 and tickets will remain on sale online from mypne.com until 2pm on Friday 1st October and in person until 5pm from the ticket office.

Supporters can also purchase over the phone from midday on Friday until 5pm, although fans are encouraged to email the ticket office with any queries. Please note that although the ticket office phone line will be open, sales for our away fixture against Blackpool will remain online and in person only.

QPR have confirmed there will be no tickets available on the day, but supporters can collect from the kiosk located on South Africa Road next to the QPR Superstore.

Prices for this fixture are as follows:

School End Upper Tier - Gold (Allocation of 891 tickets in this area)
Adults £33
Seniors (Aged over 61) £23
18 to 22-year-olds £23
U18s £16

Adult ambulant disabled supporters tickets in this area are priced at £23 with a carer ticket free of charge.

School End Upper Tier - Silver (Allocation of 328 tickets in this area)

Adults £28
Seniors (Aged over 61) £19
18 to 22-year-olds £19
U18s £13

Adult ambulant disabled supporters tickets in this area are priced at £19 with a carer ticket free of charge.

Tickets for supporters under the age of eight are free of charge in the silver section when accompanied by a full paying adult and purchased in advance of the game.

Please note that some tickets are marked as 'restricted sight line', which means you may not be able to see the goal line. These tickets are priced as above.

There are also ten pairs of tickets for supporters in a wheelchair, which are priced at £19 with a carer ticket free of charge. The entrance for disabled supporters is via Ellerslie Road, block one.

Coach travel is also available for this game and is priced at £25 per person. Coaches will depart both Deepdale and Leyland at 7.30am.

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