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Match Previews

Match Preview: Southampton (H)

24 October 2023

Southampton are the next visitors to Deepdale on Wednesday evening to face Preston North End in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Match Details

Date: Wednesday 25th October, 7.45pm kick-off
Venue: Deepdale
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Home kit

Supporter Information

Fans can buy tickets for this fixture right up until kick-off from the ticket office at Deepdale, while they are also available online and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

The Gentry Bar will be open as normal before the game. Full timings will be confirmed in the Matchday Information article which will be published ahead of Wednesday night.

This fixture is the club’s dedicated Rainbow Laces matchday, in support of the Stonewall campaign for LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport. Find out more here.

Supporters can get to Deepdale by using the club’s matchday shuttle bus, which costs £6 for a return journey, with tickets available on board. Full timings can be found below:

Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 6pm
The Railway, Leyland – 6.10pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 6.15pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 6.20pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 6.40pm

Who’s Available?

Ryan Lowe will be able to call upon the same squad which took a point at home to Millwall at the weekend.

Ched Evans made his long-awaited return to action from the bench in that fixture after seven months out.

The three players away recently on international duty – Alan Browne, Liam Millar and Milutin Osmajić – weren’t risked from the start against the Lions but they'll be pushing to be in the XI on Wednesday night.

Andrew Hughes, who the manager was hoping would be back for this one, won't be available due to injury, but he might make the weekend's trip to Hull.

Opposition Focus


Following relegation from the Premier League last season, it’s been an up-and-down start to life back in the Championship for Southampton.

Under new management in former Swansea City boss Russell Martin, the Saints started the season well but then suffered four successive defeats, conceding 11 goals in those matches.

Since then, though, they seem to have turned a corner, taking ten points from their last four, and they’ll be hoping to continue that form as they look to make an instant return to the top flight.

Follow The Action

Supporters around the world can watch the match live on iFollow PNE, with £10 video match passes available to buy here.

The fixture will also be shown live on Sky Sports Arena, while live commentary is also available on iFollow from Jonathan Breeze and Andy Fensome.

You can also follow extensive coverage across the club’s social media channels or right here on the website.

Match Officials


Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Referee: Rob Smith and Mark Pottage
Fourth Official: David Webb

Jeremy Simpson, who refereed North End's 1-0 victory away at Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season, will take charge on Wednesday night.

In total so far this campaign, he's refereed nine matches, showing 29 yellow cards and one red.

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Match Reports

Match Report: PNE 2 Southampton 2

25 October 2023

Preston North End suffered late heartache at Deepdale as Southampton rescued a point in the sixth minute of added-time.

The Saints had a lead at the break courtesy of Kyle Walker-Peters’ strike, before half-time substitute Milutin Osmajić scored a stunning volley to draw level in the 51st minute.

He then sent Brad Potts on his way just a few minutes later to slam home and put PNE ahead, but an own goal with one of the last touches of the game meant the points were shared.

PNE could have scored in the third minute of the match – as they did on Saturday – when Alan Browne’s flick fell for Greg Cunningham at the back post, but he couldn’t direct his header on target.

Seven minutes in, Liam Millar then came even closer as his curled effort towards the far corner was tipped wide by Gavin Bazunu at full stretch.

Southampton were seeing much of the ball, as can be expected from a Russell Martin side, but PNE were limiting them to very little, with Adam Armstrong and James Bree’s long-range strikes being the only real attacking play of note.

North End had another few opportunities themselves, with Millar and Mads Frøkjær shooting from distance, but it was the Saints who would take the lead on 33 minutes, as Walker-Peters picked up the ball on the right-hand side, cut onto his left foot and curled into the far corner.

With their tails up, Southampton went for a second just three minutes later, but Che Adams directed Will Smallbone’s cross just wide at the near post.

North End had their best chance yet and a penalty shout in the 41st minute when Millar’s cross fell to Will Keane, and his low effort was saved by ‘keeper Gavin Bazunu, but appeals were waved away when the ball then appeared to strike the arm of Shea Charles on the goal-line.


Osmajić came on for PNE at the break and made an instant impact, closing down Bazunu’s clearance just 15 seconds in, lifting the atmosphere inside Deepdale.

That set the tone for the next five minutes as North End really went at their visitors and the Montenegrin forward drew his side level with a quite stunning volley from 20 yards when the ball dropped his way after Whiteman’s free-kick was headed out.


Osmajić then turned provider just three minutes later as he cushioned it into the path of Potts who did so well to hold off his man before firing under Bazunu, cuing huge celebrations both on and off the pitch.

Deepdale was bouncing and it seemed PNE had all the momentum, but Freddie Woodman had to be on full alert to keep out Stuart Armstrong’s free-kick and a header from Kamaldeen Sulemana soon after.

Nine minutes from time, the lively Millar set off on a blistering counter and his low cross so nearly found Osmajić at the near post, with Jan Bednarek just getting there first.

Sulemana sent PNE a warning in the 87th minute, firing just wide from inside the area, and North End then suffered a sucker punch in the sixth minute of added-time as a corner kick was inadvertently headed beyond Woodman by a North End body.

PNE line-up: Woodman; Potts, Storey, Lindsay, Cunningham; Whiteman, Browne; Holmes (Ledson 89), Frøkjær (Osmajić, 45), Millar; Keane (Evans, 75). Subs not used: Cornell, Bauer, Brady, Stewart, Woodburn, Best.

Southampton line-up: Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Holgate, Bernarek, Bree; Smallbone (S. Armstrong, 57), Downes (Fraser, 72), Charles; A. Armstrong (Alcaraz, 82), Adams (Mara, 45), Edozie (Sulemana, 58). Subs not used: McCarthy, Aribo, Amo-Ameyaw, Meghoma.

Attendance: 15,346 (1,581 Southampton fans).

Referee: Mr J Simpson.

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