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Match Previews

Match Preview: Huddersfield Town (A)

8 August 2022

Preston North End will look to progress to the second round of the Carabao Cup for the 14th time in the past 15 seasons when they face fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.

Match Information
John Smith’s Stadium
Tuesday 9th August, 7.45pm kick-off
Carabao Cup first round
Away kit – available to pre-order here!

Supporter Information

Tickets in the general seating area at Huddersfield are now sold out, with remaining tickets all being in the block aimed towards families, seniors and those who do not wish to stand for prolonged periods.

There are no restrictions on who can buy tickets in this block, however fans are asked to be considerate of those around them.

Tickets will be on sale from until 1pm on matchday, while the ticket office will sell in person and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 2.30pm. Information regarding pay on the day is expected to be confirmed on Tuesday morning.

How To Follow The Game

As this is a Carabao Cup fixture, supporters worldwide are not able to watch a live video stream on iFollow PNE.

Live commentary is available, though, from Guy Clarke and David Buchanan, and you can subscribe to a £2.50 match pass by clicking here.

There will also be the usual coverage on the club’s social media channels and right here on PNE.Com.

In The Dressing Room

First Team News

Gaffer Looking To ‘Freshen Things Up’ For Carabao Cup

8 August 2022

Ryan Lowe confirmed in his pre-match interview that players who haven’t played many minutes so far this season could get their chance in this cup tie.

He also said that youngsters Dana Amaral, Jacob Slater, Lewis Leigh and Mikey O’Neill would all be involved in the matchday squad.

Bambo Diaby will miss out through injury, as will Sean Maguire, while Ched Evans serves the second match of his three-game suspension.

A Look At Our Hosts


Following their Play-Off final defeat last season, there’s been lots of change at Huddersfield Town, with the departure of their head coach and some key players.

Carlos Corberán stepped away from the job at the beginning of July, while Harry Toffolo and Lewis O’Brien moved on to join newly-promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest.

Club legend Danny Schofield has stepped up to become head coach and he’s looking for his first competitive victory in charge, having been beaten by Burnley and Birmingham City in the opening two games of the campaign.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 96
Huddersfield Town wins: 36
Draws: 24
PNE wins: 36
Last meeting: PNE 0-0 Huddersfield Town, 9th February 2022

Match Officials


Ross Joyce has become well familiar with refereeing PNE’s first round cup fixtures over the years, having taken charge of North End’s Carabao Cup round one games for the past two seasons now.

Mansfield Town have been the opponents on both of those occasions, while the only other time he’s taken charge of a PNE game was the 6-0 victory over Barnet in the first round of the FA Cup.

He has refereed one game so far this season, Bristol Rovers’ 4-0 demolition of Burton Albion last weekend.

Pre-Match Thoughts

You can watch our pre-match interviews with manager Ryan Lowe and midfielder Ben Woodburn for free by clicking on their respective names.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Huddersfield Town 1 PNE 4

9 August 2022

Preston North End progressed to the second round of the Carabao Cup with a commanding 4-1 victory away to Huddersfield Town.

Troy Parrott scored his first goal for the club inside just six minutes, before a double from Ali McCann – both assisted by Álvaro Fernández – put the visitors into a strong position at half-time.

Brad Potts then got in on the act shortly into the second period, and while Jordan Rhodes was able to pull one back for the hosts, it was PNE who comfortably made their way through to the next round of the competition.

Ryan Lowe’s side – with six changes from the weekend – were relentless in the opening 45 minutes and were rewarded for their early work, as on six minutes, Parrott opened his account for the club, getting on the end of Lee Nicholls’ parry from Ryan Ledson’s effort, before finding the bottom corner.

The Spurs loanee then almost had another a few minutes later when he weaved his way around the penalty area, but Nicholls dived low to his left to deny him.

Potts then came close to scoring what would have been an early shout for goal of the season, as he connected perfectly with Greg Cunningham’s cross from the left, and his volley hit the underside of the bar before then bouncing off the post.

McCann doubled North End’s lead on 19 minutes, as Fernández showed fantastic skill down the left before sending in a perfect cross for the Northern Irishman to tap home first time.

The pair of them linked up again for PNE’s third of the night in what was almost a carbon copy of the second, with the Manchester United loanee sending in a superb ball for McCann to cushion home.

It was an electric performance from the Spanish teenager, which unfortunately ended prematurely as he had to be replaced at half-time due to what looked like an ankle injury, with Daniel Johnson replacing him.

Five minutes into the second half, Ben Woodburn so nearly scored a fourth as his superb effort from 20 yards struck the underside of the bar before hitting Nicholls on the back, and the goalkeeper just about kept it from crossing the line.

PNE didn’t have to wait long for another, though, as Potts scored just moments later, winning the ball in midfield and drilling a low effort into the far corner.

The hosts got one back on 67 minutes, as Rhodes beat the offside trap to go one-on-one with goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, and the forward found the bottom corner.

There were professional debuts handed to youngsters Jacob Slater and Lewis Leigh in the game’s closing stages, and North End saw the game out as 4-1 winners.

PNE will find out their second round opposition tomorrow evening following the conclusion of the first round tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland.

Huddersfield Town line-up: Nicholls; Spencer, Lees (Edmonds-Green, 75), Boyle, Nakayama; Mahoney (Jackson, 84) Russell (Rudoni, 54), Camara, Koroma (Thomas, 55); Rhodes, Holmes (Anjorin, 54). Subs not used: Bilokapic, Turton, Ruffels, Grant, Jackson.

PNE line-up: Woodman; Storey, Bauer, Cunningham; Potts, Whiteman, Ledson (O’Neill, 84), Fernández (Johnson, 45); Woodburn (Slater, 84), McCann (Leigh, 88); Parrott (Riis, 60). Subs not used: Cornell, Hughes, Olosunde, Amaral.

Attendance: 5,550.

Referee: Mr R Joyce.

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Ticket News

Huddersfield Town Ticket Details

31 July 2022

Tickets for our Carabao Cup first round tie against Huddersfield Town are now on general sale.

Preston North End will head to the John Smith’s Stadium for a 7.45pm kick-off on Tuesday 9th August, and the club have been allocated 1,016 tickets for this fixture. As of 9am on Monday 8th August, there were fewer than 300 tickets remaining.

Please note, tickets were split in to two blocks, one of which is aimed towards families, seniors and those who do not wish to stand for prolonged periods. The other block has now sold out, meaning tickets are now only available in this family area. Although there are no restrictions on which supporters can purchase tickets here, we ask fans to please be considerate of those around them.

Supporters can buy online from until 1pm on Tuesday 9th August, while the ticket office will sell in person or over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 2.30pm, subject to availability.

We are still awaiting pay on the day information, however Huddersfield have confirmed that fans looking to collect tickets at the John Smith's Stadium can do so from window two of their ticket office.

Any supporters travelling to the game can find more information by clicking here.

Ticket Prices
Adults and Seniors £10
U18s £5

Ambulant disabled supporter tickets are located within the main allocation, priced as per the relevant age band, with a free carer ticket provided.

There are eight tickets available for supporters in a wheelchair, and these fans will pay in accordance to their relevant age category, with a carer ticket provided free of charge. These tickets are situated at the back of the Magic Rock Brewing Stand on an elevated platform. Access to this area can be found next to turnstile 17.

Disabled supporters can find more information by clicking here.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is available from both Deepdale and Leyland, priced at £11 for Ambassadors and £13 for non-Ambassadors. Coaches will leave both locations at 4.45pm.

Car Parking

There are 13 accessible car parking spaces for PNE supporters, which must be booked no later than a week before the game. Fans can do so by calling 01484 960606 (option five) or by emailing

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