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Match Previews

Match Preview: QPR (A)

18 April 2024

Preston North End will face Queens Park Rangers in the penultimate away match of the season this weekend in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Match Details

Date: Saturday 20th April, 5.15pm kick-off
Venue: MATRADE Loftus Road
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Away kit

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale online until 3pm on Friday, while sales will continue in person and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 5pm.

There won’t be the ability for fans to pay on the day, however pre-paid tickets can be collected from the Tickets For Collection Point on South Africa Road from 2pm.

Supporters are reminded that the club has a zero-tolerance policy towards behaviours such as abuse, discrimination, anti-social behaviour, pyrotechnics, and pitch encroachment, and each of these can result in serious sanctions.

Who’s Available?

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Ryan Lowe confirmed Ali McCann, Ben Whiteman and Brad Potts are all unlikely to feature before the end of the campaign.

There is more positive news as far as Liam Millar is concerned, though, with the Canadian back in training and expected to be in contention on Saturday.

Alan Browne and Ryan Ledson, who weren't quite ready to start during the week against Southampton, are in better shape ahead of the trip to Loftus Road and could come in to the side.

Opposition Focus


With three games remaining of the campaign, Queens Park Rangers still have work to do to retain their Sky Bet Championship status.

They sit three points above Huddersfield Town, who currently occupy 22nd, but the R’s head into the weekend winless in three matches, having been beaten by fellow relegation rivals Sheffield Wednesday within that run.

If the Hoops can stay up, it’ll be considered a job well done by Spanish head coach Martí Cifuentes who took over in October with the side sat 23rd.

A Recent Clash

A Tom Cannon brace helped North End leave Loftus Road with a 2-0 victory on the last trip to Shepherd’s Bush.

Follow The Action

With this fixture being shown live on Sky Sports, the match will not be available to watch on iFollow in the majority of regions.

Live audio commentary is available as usual, though, with Guy Clarke and Paul Sparrow on the mic. Click here to subscribe.

Coverage can be followed across the club’s social media channels and here on the website.

Match Officials


Referee: Gavin Ward
Assistant Referees:
Lee Venamore and Adam Crysell
Fourth Official:
Lee Swabey

Gavin Ward, who has shown 100 yellow cards and two reds in 26 matches this season, will referee this fixture.

Ward has taken charge of just one PNE match this campaign – the home victory over Plymouth Argyle – and North End’s last win on the road with him as the main official was the 3-2 win against AFC Bournemouth in December 2020.

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Match Reports

Match Report: QPR 1 PNE 0

20 April 2024

Preston North End were beaten 1-0 by Queens Park Rangers in the penultimate away match of the campaign.

Lyndon Dykes scored the one and only goal of the televised fixture in the 20th minute as he capitalised on a defensive error.

Liam Millar, returning from injury, had PNE’s best chance of the day in the first half, but the hosts kept a clean sheet to help their bid to stay in the division.

The Canadian wideman was one of five changes made from the midweek defeat to Southampton, with Ben Woodburn one of those to come in for his first start of the season.


North End had the first half-chance of the game when Alan Browne won it high up and his cutback eventually fell for Robbie Brady, who had a shot blocked from the edge of the area.

Andrew Hughes had to come up with a vital defensive header in the eighth minute to stop Dykes from heading in from six yards, and there was then a let off when Lucas Andersen sent the rebound wide.

Five minutes on, Millar and Woodburn played a brilliant one-two which opened up a huge chance for the Canadian from eight yards, but Asmir Begović somehow kept it out.

At the other end, Chris Willock’s cross from the left wasn’t collected in the air by Freddie Woodman and Dykes was in the right spot to finish off at the back post to give his side the lead.

After Woodman then came up with a great stop to deny Willock, Ilias Chair sent Dykes through on goal six minutes before the break, but the Scotland international sent his low strike wide from 20 yards.

North End came out brighter in the second half, with Millar seeing plenty of the ball and trying to make things happen after switching to the left.


There was still defending to do, though, and PNE were relieved to see Steve Cook scuff an effort wide after a scramble in the box.

Millar continued to bring energy for Ryan Lowe’s side and his audacious outside-of-the-boot effort tested Begović in the 76th minute.

Layton Stewart, Mads Frøkjær and Milutin Osmajić all came on in attacking changes, and the latter two so nearly combined late on, but Jimmy Dunne made a vital interception to take it off the toe of the Montenegrin.

PNE saw all of the ball in the late stages as they looked to find a leveller, but it never arrived and the hosts took the victory.

QPR line-up: Begović; Dunne, Cook, Clarke-Salter, Paal (Fox, 85); Andersen (Smyth, 68), Field, Colback; Willock, Dykes (Armstrong, 90+1), Chair (Hayden, 90+1). Subs not used: Walsh, Hodge Dixon-Bonner, Cannon, Larkeche.

PNE line-up: Woodman; Storey, Lindsay, Hughes; Millar, Browne, Ledson, Brady (Holmes, 79); Woodburn (Frøkjær, 67); Riis (Stewart, 67), Keane (Osmajić, 79). Subs not used: Cornell, Cunningham, Evans, Whatmough, N.Mawene.

Attendance: 16,464 (730 PNE fans).

Referee: Mr G Ward.

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Ticket News

Queens Park Rangers Tickets On Sale

17 April 2024

Tickets for North End’s upcoming away match against Queens Park Rangers are now on sale.

PNE will head to MATRADE Loftus Road for a 5.15pm kick-off on Saturday 20th April, and the club have been allocated 1,325 tickets for this fixture.

Tickets will be available to buy online until 3pm on Friday, and in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 5pm.

No tickets will be available to buy on the day, however pre-paid tickets can be collected from the Tickets For Collection Point on South Africa Road from 2pm.


Supporters initially had the choice between regular seating and railed seating for this fixture, with the latter giving fans the option to stand safely, while also having access to a seat. Gold tickets are located more centrally than Silver.

However, all Silver tickets have now sold out, as have all Gold railed seating, with just regular Gold seating now available.

Upper Tier Gold Tickets (Seating and railed seating)

Adults £37
Seniors (62+) £27
U23s (18 to 22) £27
U18s £19

Upper Tier Silver Tickets (Seating and railed seating)

Adults £31
Seniors (62+) £22
U23s (18 to 22) £22
U18s £16
U8s Free with full paying adult

Disabled Supporter Information

Wheelchair users will be located within the lower tier, with supporters aged 18 or above paying £22 and those under the age of 18 paying £16. Each wheelchair ticket comes with a complimentary carer ticket, if required.

Tickets for ambulant disabled supporters are located within the main upper tier allocation and are priced at £27 in the Gold section and £22 in the Silver. A free carer ticket is available if required.

Easy access seating is also available and can be purchased in person from Deepdale or over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is available for this fixture from Deepdale and Leyland, with a departure time of 10am.

Travel is priced at £31 for Ambassadors and £33 for non-Ambassadors.

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