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Match Previews

Match Preview: QPR (H)

15 December 2022

Preston North End will look for a fifth victory in six Championship games when Queens Park Rangers come to Deepdale.

Match Information
Saturday 17th December, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 23/46)
Home kit – available to buy online and in-store!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale right up until kick-off online from and from the ticket office.

The Kop will be split for this game, too, and season card holders are able to swap their seat by visiting or calling the ticket office on 0344 856 1966.

Supporters can also get this fixture effectively free if they buy a half season card before 5pm on Friday, with this game being included on top of the remaining 11 home games of the Championship campaign.

How To Follow The Game

This fixture is available to watch live on iFollow PNE worldwide as part of the EFL’s extended coverage during the World Cup.

Match passes are available to purchase for £10, while audio match and monthly passes are also on sale here.

There will also be our usual coverage of the fixture across our social media channels and here on PNE.Com.

In The Dressing Room

With several players having missed last weekend’s victory over Blackburn Rovers through injury, Ryan Lowe is hopeful of at least one returning to the fold.

He confirmed in his pre-match press conference that one or two would be taking part in training on Thursday or Friday, and that their progress would be assessed ahead of the game.

Troy Parrott will definitely miss out, with the manager expecting to have the Irish forward back for the Huddersfield Town FA Cup game.

A Look At Our Visitors


It’s the start of a new era at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon, with head coach Neil Critchley set to take charge of the team for the first time since his appointment last weekend.

The former Blackpool and Liverpool U23 boss goes into Loftus Road following the departure of Michael Beale to Scottish side Rangers, and Critchley is tasked with getting the R’s back on track.

After an impressive start to the campaign, things haven’t gone as well in recent games, as they head into the weekend winless in six – with five of those matches ending in defeat.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 49
PNE wins: 19
Draws: 17
QPR wins: 13
Last meeting: PNE 2-1 QPR, 9th April 2022

One To Watch


Attacking midfielder Chris Willock is often a man QPR turn to for inspiration, and he regularly comes up with the goods.

Following an impressive 2021/22 campaign, which saw the Arsenal Academy graduate directly contribute to 18 goals, so far this season he’s been involved in seven.

With fellow attacking spark Ilias Chair still away with Morocco at the Qatar World Cup, skilful dribbler Willock could have a big part to play as he looks for his first goal since the start of October.

Match Officials


After officiating the last fixture at Deepdale – a defeat to Millwall – Oliver Langford is back in Lancashire this weekend.

It will be the third time this season which Langford has refereed a North End fixture, after taking charge of the Rotherham United and Millwall matches.

He has been the main official for 17 matches in total this season, showing 65 yellow cards and one red so far.

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Match Reports

Match Report: PNE 0 QPR 1

17 December 2022

Preston North End were beaten 1-0 at Deepdale by Queens Park Rangers, with Jimmy Dunne’s second-half strike proving the difference.

Central defender Dunne broke the deadlock for the visitors on 58 minutes, finding the back of the net on the end of a corner.

PNE were unchanged from the 4-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers, while QPR arrived with a new head coach in Neil Critchley, who was taking charge of his first game.

Critchley will have been happy with his side’s bright start, with right back Ethan Laird going on a mazy run inside ten minutes, working room for a shot which was blocked by Jordan Storey, and Tim Iroegbunam hit the follow-up over the bar.

Iroegbunam then came extremely close to breaking the deadlock when his 25-yard effort curled away from the diving Freddie Woodman, who will have been relieved to see the strike come back off his left-hand post.

North End’s shot-stopper was, however, called into action later in the half by Iroegbunam and Chris Willock, while at the other end PNE’s best opportunity of the opening period fell to Ben Whiteman, whose low effort from the edge of the box was deflected wide of goal.

Eight minutes into the second half, QPR produced the biggest chance of the game to that point, with Albert Adomah picking out Willock in space at the far post, but he blazed his volley over the bar.

Álvaro Fernández had PNE’s first effort on target a few minutes later, cutting on to his right foot before seeing his low strike held by Seny Dieng.

North End were soon behind, though, with a corner from the right being flicked towards goal by Dunne and, after hitting the underside of the bar, the ball bounced over the line.

Ben Woodburn then had a glorious chance to draw level within a few minutes, after a clever flick from Evans opened up some space, but his effort was kept out by Dieng at close quarters.

Seven minutes from time, Woodman came up with a big save to tip Iroegbunam’s strike – which looked to be sneaking under the bar – over the top.

PNE came so close to taking a late point when, with two minutes of normal time remaining, Fernández found Potts at the far post, who struck beautifully on the volley, but it went just inches wide.

Johnson also tried his luck late in stoppage time, however his effort was too high and the points went to the visitors.

PNE line-up: Woodman; Storey, Lindsay, Cunningham (O’Neill, 85); Potts (Diaby, 90), Whiteman, Ledson (Cross-Adair, 68), Fernández; Johnson, Woodburn; Evans. Subs not used: Cornell, Bauer, Slater, Mawene.

QPR line-up: Dieng; Laird, Dunne, Clarke-Salter, Paal; Field, Dozzell (Dickie, 90+1), Iroegbunam; Adomah, Dykes, Willock (Shodipo, 78). Subs not used: Archer, Kakay, Thomas, Richards, Armstrong.

Attendance: 14,534 (504 away fans).

Referee: Mr O Langford.

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Ticket News

Kop Split For QPR Home Game

24 October 2022

Tickets for our home game against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 17th December are now on sale, and the Kop will be open to PNE supporters for this fixture.

The R’s will arrive at Deepdale for a 3pm kick-off in what will be the final game prior to Christmas.

Tickets for the game are now on sale online from, in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

The Kop is initially only available to season card holders for the first two days of sales, with these supporters able to move their seat either by visiting the ticket office or by calling 0344 856 1966. The option to relocate is unavailable online.

On Wednesday, tickets in the Kop will then go on sale to all supporters, with the option to buy online available to non-season card holders.

Tickets in the Kop are also available for our upcoming home games against Swansea City and Millwall on Tuesday 1st November and Saturday 12th November respectively.

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