Preston North End will go looking for a third successive victory when Reading come to Deepdale on Easter Monday.
Date: Monday 10th April, 3pm kick-off
Competition: EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 41/46)
Kit: Home kit – 50% off in-store and online!
Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale right up until kick-off in person from the ticket office, while fans can also buy over the phone on 0344 856 1966 and online from www.mypne.com.
North End supporters can watch the game from the Kop, with tickets available in this stand online, while season card holders can swap by visiting or calling the ticket office during opening hours.
The new fan zone, The Gentry Bar, will open its doors for the first time on Monday, with full details to be found here.
Fans can make use of the club’s matchday shuttle bus service as normal and full timings for the service can be found here.
How To Follow The Game
Supporters worldwide – including those in the UK and Ireland – will be able to watch this game live on iFollow PNE, with match passes on sale for just £10.
You can also listen to the match live if you’d prefer, with Jonathan Breeze and David Buchanan on the mic, and passes can be bought by clicking here.
There will also be plenty of coverage of the game across our social media channels and here on PNE.Com.
In The Dressing Room
Ryan Lowe confirmed Alan Browne was on crutches as a precaution after the game against Queens Park Rangers and that he would require a scan to determine the extent of the injury which the Irishman picked up in the first half.
Liam Lindsay should be good to go again after sustaining a head injury in the same game, but the defender battled on with a bandage to help his side keep a clean sheet.
Ali McCann, who is getting closer to a return, will be missing once again, as well as long-term absentees Ched Evans, Emil Riis and Greg Cunningham.
A Look At Our Visitors
After being hit with a six-point deduction last week, Reading will arrive at Deepdale in desperate need of points to lift them outside of the division’s bottom three.
Under Paul Ince, the Berkshire side found themselves at the other end of the table in the early stages of the season, having won seven of their opening 11 league games.
However, things have changed for the worse since then, and with just two wins since the turn of the year and none in their last seven games – as well as their point deduction – there is plenty of work still to do.
Going Head To Head
Games played: 66
PNE wins: 26
Reading wins: 27
Last meeting: Reading 1-2 PNE, 4th November 2022
One To Watch
North End will have to deal with the presence of 6ft 4in striker Andy Carroll on Monday afternoon.
The former England international – who scored once in a short-term loan with Preston North End back in the 2007/08 season – has netted eight goals so far this campaign, including two in his last three games.
With experience of being promoted out of the Championship, and winning the League Cup among other achievements, Reading will also be looking to call upon the knowhow of Carroll to help them survive in the second tier.
For the second season running, John Busby will referee a meeting between Preston North End and Reading at Deepdale.
While North End were on the wrong end of the scoreline that day, PNE have enjoyed themselves in the main with Busby in the middle, with the referee overseeing a victory over Swansea City, and a win and a draw against Coventry City this term.
In total, Busby has taken charge of 28 games this campaign, showing 108 yellow cards and four reds.