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Match Previews

Match Preview: QPR (A)

5 April 2023

Preston North End will begin their Easter weekend with a Good Friday trip to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers.

Match Information
Loftus Road
Friday 7th April, 3pm kick-off
EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 40/46)
Third kit – available to buy in-store and online!

Supporter Information


Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale online from until 1pm on Thursday 6th April, while sales will continue until 4pm in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

There will be no option for supporters to pay on the day, while fans are able to collect pre-paid or duplicate tickets from the ‘Ticket for Collection Point’ which is located between the Main Box Office and the Superstore.

Coach travel is still available, priced at £28 per Ambassador and £30 per non-Ambassador.

How To Follow The Game

Supporters who aren’t making the journey will be able to watch the match live on iFollow PNE, with match passes available for £10.

There is also the option to listen to the game, with Jonathan Breeze on commentary duties, and audio match passes can be purchased by clicking here.

There will be plenty of coverage before, during, and after the match here on PNE.Com and also across our social media channels.

In The Dressing Room

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Ched Evans will be unavailable for an extended period of time, with the striker set to undergo surgery. Click here to find out more.

In more positive news, North End will be boosted by the return of defender Bambo Diaby, who missed the victory over Blackpool after being sent off against Middlesbrough.

Ali McCann is still a week away from rejoining training with the squad but is making good progress, while Emil Riis is the only other absentee.

A Look At Our Hosts


After a very promising start to the season under Michael Beale, it’s been a tricky period at Queens Park Rangers, with the Rs having won just twice in their last 23 Championship fixtures.

Much of that run came under the management of Neil Critchley, but former North End man Gareth Ainsworth is currently in the hotseat, looking to guide his side away from the threat of relegation.

They have been dealt several injury blows over the course of the campaign, but they’ll be hopeful they have enough to get back to picking up points in the end of season run-in to retain their Championship status.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 50
PNE wins: 19
Draws: 17
QPR wins: 14
Last PNE victory: PNE 2-1 QPR, 9th April 2022

One To Watch


The struggling Rs were boosted by the return from injury of Ilias Chair in last weekend’s defeat to Wigan Athletic, with the Moroccan international having been missing since the end of February.

Often their most creative spark, Gareth Ainsworth will be looking for the attacking midfielder to inject some energy and quality into the side who have struggled for goals in recent weeks.

Chair – who featured at the 2022 Qatar World Cup – has five goals and seven assists to his name so far this season, and that’s a tally he’ll be keen to add to between now and May.

Match Officials


Experienced EFL official Geoff Eltringham will be the man in the middle on Friday.

It will be the second occasion which he has refereed PNE so far this season, with the previous fixture being the Boxing Day defeat at home to Huddersfield Town.

In total this season, Eltringham has shown 77 yellow cards and four reds in 22 matches.

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Match Reports

Match Report: QPR 0 PNE 2

7 April 2023

A Tom Cannon brace helped Preston North End beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Loftus Road in what was a fantastic away performance.

Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half, with Alan Browne hitting the post for North End with a great curling effort.

PNE then grew in confidence and opened the scoring on 59 minutes through Cannon, before the Everton loanee got a second just four minutes later to secure back-to-back wins.

Ryan Lowe opted to make a single change from the derby day victory over Blackpool, with Robbie Brady coming into the side in place of Álvaro Fernández.

Seny Dieng was the first of the goalkeepers to be called into action eight minutes in, clawing Andrew Hughes’ looping cross away from under his crossbar.

The QPR defenders made sure the ‘keeper wasn’t required soon after as they threw themselves in front of Troy Parrott’s goalbound effort, following good work from Daniel Johnson.

Then, on 24 minutes, there was a quite remarkable 30 seconds of football as both sides came close to opening the scoring. It was North End who had the first of the opportunities through skipper Browne, who cut inside and curled an effort agonisingly against the post.

Immediately there was then a break on for the hosts and Ilias Chair was one-on-one with Freddie Woodman, but the Moroccan international could only chip his effort wide as Woodman closed down the angle.

Later in the half, Brady whipped a great cross into the box and Jordan Storey rose highest at the far post to powerfully head goalwards, where Dieng was waiting to make an important save.

After losing Browne to injury late in the first half, PNE enjoyed a fantastic team move in the opening stages of the second – with Parrott and Brady playing a nice one-two before defender Leon Balogun got his body in front of the ball as Parrott readied a close-range strike.

Browne’s replacement Josh Onomah showed great feet to win a free-kick for North End on 57 minutes and Brady took it smartly, finding Johnson with a pass into the area and he saw a shot blocked at close range.

Brady sent an even better ball into the area on 59 minutes and Cannon superbly flicked the ball on, giving Dieng no chance as it nestled into the far corner.

Just four minutes later, the Everton loanee had his second as Parrott flicked it round the corner and Cannon found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper, finishing calmly under the home No.1 to double North End’s lead.

PNE remained well in control from that point – and Cannon could even have had a hat-trick in the 72nd minute – but the game finished 2-0 as North End closed the gap on the top six.

QPR line-up: Dieng; Dickie, Balogun, Dunne; Laird (Adomah, 67), Field, Johansen (Amos, 74), Paal (Lowe, 67); Chair, Willock; Dykes (Martin, 80). Subs not used: Archer, Dozzell, Richards.

PNE line-up: Woodman; Storey, Lindsay, Hughes; Potts, Whiteman, Browne (Onomah, 45+2), Johnson (Ledson, 88), Brady (Fernández, 80); Cannon, Parrott (Woodburn, 80). Subs not used: Cornell, Diaby, Slater.

Attendance: 14,620 (793 PNE fans).

Referee: Mr G Eltringham.


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Ticket News

Ticket Details For Queens Park Rangers Confirmed

16 March 2023

Tickets for our game against Queens Park Rangers on Good Friday are still on sale.

Preston North End will head to Loftus Road on Friday 7th April for a 3pm kick-off, and the club have been allocated more than 1,300 tickets for this fixture.

Tickets will remain on sale from until 1pm on Thursday 6th April, while sales will continue until 4pm in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

Please note, the option for tickets to be posted will only be available until 3pm on Tuesday 4th April.

Pay on the day will not be available for supporters, while fans collecting duplicate or prepaid tickets will be able to collect from the ‘Ticket for Collection Point’ which is located between the Main Box Office and the Superstore.

Ticket Information

Supporters will have the option between seating or railed seating for this fixture, with the latter giving fans the option to stand safely, while having access to a seat. There are 91 railed seating tickets available in the Gold section, with 25 available in the silver.

Please note, all tickets are located in the upper tier, with Gold seating being in a more central position.

Gold Tickets (Seating & Railed Seating)

Adults £36
Seniors (61+) and U23s £26
U18s £18

Silver Tickets (Seating & Railed Seating)

Adults £30
Seniors (61+) and U23s £21
U18s £15

U8s will go free in the Silver section when accompanied by a full-paying adult.

Disabled Supporter Information

Ambulant disabled supporters will pay as per their relevant age band above, except for adults who will pay £26 for a Gold ticket and £21 for a Silver ticket. These supporters will also receive a complimentary carer ticket, if required.

There are ten pairs of tickets available for wheelchair users and a carer. Carer tickets will be provided free of charge, while those supporters in a wheelchair will pay as per below.

Adults, Seniors (61+) and U23s £21
U18s £15

Coach Travel

Coach travel is available for this fixture from both Deepdale and Leyland. Travel is priced at £28 per Ambassador and £30 per non-Ambassador, with a departure time of 7.30am from both locations.

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