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Match Previews

Match Preview: Bristol City (A)

11 October 2022

It’s another long away trip for Preston North End on Wednesday night as they back up a journey to Norwich with a venture to face Bristol City.

Match Information
Ashton Gate
Wednesday 12th October, 7.45pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 14/46)
Away kit – available online and in-store!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will be available from until 10am on Wednesday, with sales continuing until noon in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

There will be no option to pay on the day from Ashton Gate, but collections can be made from the away turnstiles at 6pm.

Supporters driving to the game are advised to click here for travel information provided by our hosts, with a number of lane closures on roads surrounding the stadium.

How To Follow The Game

Fans worldwide will be able to watch the game live on iFollow PNE with a £10 match pass.

There is also the option to listen to the game, with commentary coming from Adam Cottier and Rob Edwards. An audio match pass can be purchased for £2.49.

We will also be providing our usual coverage across our social media platforms and here on PNE.Com.

In The Dressing Room


Troy Parrott will miss the "foreseeable future" after picking up an injury in the aftermath of his first Championship goal for PNE against Norwich City.

Ryan Lowe is hopeful his side have recovered from a sickness bug which many of his players have been struggling with over the past few days.

Some players missed training on Monday, but everyone was involved on Tuesday morning before the squad made the journey to Bristol.

A Look At Our Hosts


Bristol City head in to the game following a below-par run of results, having picked up just one point in their past five Championship fixtures.

Their form which preceded that run was a complete contrast, with the Robins going eight games unbeaten, which included six victories.

They will be looking to correct their form quickly, especially after the weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Birmingham City, which boss Nigel Pearson described as awful and unacceptable.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 95
PNE wins: 34
Draws: 34
Bristol City wins: 27
Last meeting: PNE 2-2 Bristol City, 29th January 2022

One To Watch


Bristol City have a wide range of youth and experience in their squad, with the likes of Nahki Wells and Andreas Weimann offering great knowhow, combined with the rawness of youngsters such as Tommy Conway and Alex Scott.

The latter, just 19 years of age, enjoyed a breakthrough season last time out, and impressed despite playing most of his football in the somewhat unfamiliar position of right wing back.

This term, though, he’s become an established part of their midfield, and North End will almost certainly be looking to limit Scott’s impact on the game, given the quality of his performances, which have reportedly attracted the attention of some top clubs.

Match Officials


While Leigh Doughty was initially set to referee this game, it will be Keith Stroud with the whistle on Wednesday night.

The experienced EFL official will take charge of his first PNE game of the season, with his last North End fixture being the 1-1 draw away at Coventry City last term, which saw both sides have a player sent off.

Stroud has refereed ten games this season, showing 50 yellow cards and two reds, and he will be assisted by Craig Taylor and Greg Read, while Dean Whitestone is the fourth official.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Bristol City 2 PNE 1

12 October 2022

Preston North End’s unbeaten start to the Championship season on the road came to an end with a 2-1 defeat to Bristol City.

After a relatively quiet first half, the hosts opened the scoring shortly into the second through defender Rob Atkinson, before Andrew Hughes fired home eight minutes from time to level the scoring.

Centre half Atkinson got his second of the evening, though, in the last minute of normal time to earn the points for his side.

Ryan Lowe made two changes from the weekend’s victory over Norwich City, with Andrew Hughes and Daniel Johnson replacing the suspended Jordan Storey and Alan Browne, respectively.

The hosts started the better of the two sides, with North End called into some early defending, but those in front of Freddie Woodman ensured the ‘keeper wasn’t called upon, coming up with some good blocks.

PNE did begin to grow into the game, keeping plenty of possession and going on to create an opening for Andrew Hughes, who saw a shot blocked at close range.

A lovely team move, culminating with a sliding pass from Daniel Johnson, almost unlocked the door for Sean Maguire inside the area, but goalkeeper Max O’Leary rushed out and just beat the Irishman to it.

On 39 minutes, Maguire then looked to catch O’Leary out with an audacious 30-yard chipped volley, which looped just over the crossbar.

On the other side of half-time, Antoine Semenyo and Jay Dasilva both tried their luck in a spell of pressure for the hosts, before Atkinson did open the scoring, heading home from close range after a cross into the box was flicked on to him.

North End made a double change – already planned prior to the goal – with Ryan Ledson one of the men to come on, and he so nearly had an assist to his name almost immediately. He found Emil Riis with a looped ball over the top, and the Dane took it down exceptionally well, but saw his low drive kept out by O’Leary.

The lively Semenyo could have soon doubled Bristol City’s lead, ushering Lindsay off the ball before firing over with his left foot.

Semenyo again tried his luck ten minutes from time, breaking forward and unleashing a powerful strike at goal, where Woodman dived to his left to parry it out.

A few minutes later, the back of the net was struck, but it was PNE who were celebrating. Robbie Brady’s cross was met by a PNE head in the middle, the ball then falling kindly to Hughes, who slammed home from 12 yards.

The hosts had the final say of the evening, though, as Alex Scott’s corner found Atkinson free on the edge of the six-yard box, and the defender headed home to win the game.

Bristol City line-up: O’Leary; Vyner, Klose, Atkinson; Sykes (Martin, 90+3), Scott, Williams, Dasilve; Weimann; Conway (Wells, 85), Semenyo. Subs not used: Bentley, Martin, King, Pring, Tanner, Kadji.

PNE line-up: Woodman; Hughes, Lindsay, Cunningham; Brady, Whiteman (Diaby, 90+5), Fernández (Browne, 77); McCann (Evans, 77), Johnson (Woodburn, 55); Maguire (Ledson, 55), Riis. Subs not used: Cornell, Potts.

Attendance: 17,467 (464 PNE fans)

Referee: Mr K Stroud.

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Ticket News

Bristol City Tickets On Sale

11 October 2022

Tickets remain on sale for our Championship away game against Bristol City.

Preston North End were allocated just over 1,000 tickets for the trip to Ashton Gate, which will take place on Wednesday 12th October, with a 7.45pm kick-off. 

Tickets will remain on sale until 10am on Wednesday online from, while sales will continue until noon in person and over the phone on 0344 8561966.

Bristol City have confirmed there will be no sales made from Ashton Gate, but supporters can collect pre-purchased tickets from the away turnstiles from 6pm.

Ticket Prices

Adults £33
Seniors (65+) £30
U25s £30
U22s £26
U19s £15
U12s £10

Tickets bought for the original date of this fixture (10th September) will remain valid, while refunds can also be claimed.

Disabled Supporter Information

There are ten tickets available for those supporters in a wheelchair, with tickets for these supporters priced as per their relevant age category stated above, and a carer ticket will be provided free of charge if required.

Any supporters who have any access enquiries can contact Gareth Torpy on 01179 630 600 or by emailing

There are a limited number of accessible car parking spaces available on-site, with these costing £20, and they can be booked in advance through the contact details above.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is priced at £23 for Ambassadors and £27 for non-Ambassadors for this fixture.

Coaches will depart Deepdale at 1.30pm, and supporters should be aware that one of those coaches will go via Leyland at around 1.45pm. Travel can be purchased from both of these locations.

Club travel purchased for the original date will remain valid, or alternatively supporters can receive a refund if they can not attend the rearranged game. 

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