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22 July 2023 Venue Deepdale Attendance 4,271 Referee Mr O Langford

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Preston North End
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Match Previews

Match Preview: Aberdeen (H)

21 July 2023

Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen will make the journey to Lancashire this weekend for the second match of a pre-season double header for Preston North End at Deepdale.

New signings Will Keane and Mads Frøkjær-Jensen made their first appearances since joining the club earlier in the week against Ipswich Town, and fellow recruits Duane Holmes and Calvin Ramsay could make their bows in Saturday’s 3pm kick-off.

Midfielder Holmes is the more likely of the two to feature, but this match could come too soon for Ramsay – who came through the ranks with his boyhood club Aberdeen – as he looks to get up to speed following a knee injury.

Andrew Hughes is now back in full-contact training but remains doubtful for this fixture, while Ben Whiteman is still a few weeks off a return.

Those who do play, though, should be in for a stern test coming up against the Dons, who finished third in the Scottish top flight last season.

Their impressive league finish helped them to earn a place in the Europa League Play-Off round, which means they’re just a two-legged tie away from reaching the group stages. Even if they were to lose, they’re guaranteed a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

One key man to look out for on Saturday is Cape Verde international Duk, who had a fantastic first season at Pittodrie last term, scoring 18 goals in all competitions.

Summer signing Rhys Williams – on loan from Liverpool – will be returning to familiar surroundings, having been born in Preston and grown up as a PNE fan, and there’s plenty of former Championship talent on show too such as Kelle Roos, Graeme Shinnie and Leighton Clarkson.

Match Information

Tickets will be on sale for this fixture right up until kick-off from the ticket office at Deepdale, while fans can also buy over the phone on 0344 856 1966 and online from

Tickets are priced at just £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for U11s.

Due to the ongoing work on the Alan Kelly Town End roof, the stand will not be open and therefore no season card seats were reserved. Please also note, this fixture is not included in your season card so supporters wishing to attend will need to buy a match ticket. 

If you can’t make it to Deepdale this weekend, you can watch the match at home live on iFollow PNE with a £5 video match pass. Commentary will come from Jonathan Breeze and Andy Fensome.

Unfortunately Preston Hospital Radio are unable to provide the audio descriptive commentary for this fixture, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to those who use the service.

The 32-page double header matchday programme, which was also on sale on Wednesday night, will again be available from around the ground for £2.50. You can order a copy to arrive to your door by clicking here.

Fans can once again visit The Gentry Bar before kick-off, with doors opening from 11am. Live music will be performed pre-match, with full details on timings to be confirmed in the Matchday Information article to be published before your arrival at the stadium.

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Match Reports

Match Report: PNE 2 Aberdeen 0

22 July 2023

Mads Frøkjær scored a brace in just his second match for Preston North End as the Lilywhites beat Aberdeen 2-0 at Deepdale.

The Danish international, who made his bow for the club against Ipswich Town during the week, got off the mark in the seventh minute with a great finish in off the post.

His second of the game was an equally impressive strike just over ten minutes later in what was an impressive display both personally and as a team.

Youngsters Kian Best and Kian Taylor both started on the day, while there were debuts for new signings Calvin Ramsay, Duane Holmes and Layton Stewart off the bench.

Frøkjær got North End going just seven minutes in, receiving the ball from Potts on the edge of the box and taking aim, sending a curling effort in off the right-hand post.

Aberdeen’s first real attack came 16 minutes in as Bambo Diaby lost out to Ester Sokler, but his tame effort was easily kept out by Freddie Woodman.

A couple of minutes later Frøkjær had his second of the match and it was again Potts with the assist. The right wing back found the Danish midfielder in a pocket of space just outside the area and he took a touch before sending it low into the bottom corner.

North End’s No.10 could well have had a hat-trick before half-time were it not for Kelle Roos, who tipped his 18-yard effort over the bar.

Ylber Ramadani had an opportunity nine minutes into the second period to halve the deficit, but his header on the end of Jonny Hayes’ cross went into the Kop, which held over 1,300 visiting supporters.

On the day of his signing, former Liverpool forward Stewart tried his luck at getting a goal to mark his first appearance for the club, flicking goalwards from six yards, but it didn’t quite have enough pace on it to trouble the ‘keeper.

There was certainly no lack of power from Ryan Ledson when he hit a thumping strike on 76 minutes which was bravely blocked by Nicky Devlin inside the area.

Defender Jack MacKenzie then almost gifted North End a third eight minutes from time as he volleyed Jacob Slater’s cross just over his own bar, before Stewart had a late effort saved, but the match ended 2-0 in favour of the Whites.

PNE line-up: Woodman; Diaby (Storey, 74), Lindsay (Bauer, 74), Cunningham (Slater, 66); Potts (Ramsay, 80), Taylor (Mawene, 66), McCann (Ledson, 74), Frøkjær (Holmes, 61), Best (Seary, 85); Keane (Stewart, 66), Woodburn (Rodriguez-Gentile, 74). Subs not used: Cornell.

Attendance: 4,271 (1,332 Aberdeen fans).

Referee: Mr O Langford.

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