Preston North End face a trip to the south coast this weekend to play AFC Bournemouth...
Preston North End will take to the road for the second time in five days this weekend as they prepare for their 550 mile round trip to Bournemouth.
It will be the second time in three and a half months the Lilywhites have travelled to Dorset to face the Cherries following their final day clash last season.
Since then, the Lilywhites squad has seen a near enough complete change, and the squad already have experienced long distance journeys together following last month’s friendly matches at AFC Wimbledon and Plymouth Argyle.
Manager Graham Westley will be looking for a quick response from his side after Tuesday’s night’s narrow 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town, despite North End dominating possession at Greenhous Meadow.
Like Preston, AFC Bournemouth are in search of their first victory of the season following draws at south coast rivals Portsmouth and at home to Karl Robinson’s MK Dons.
Meanwhile, the hosts will be without the services of Donal McDermott, Stephen Purchas, Frank Demouge and Charlie Sheringham.
Tickets are now on sale via 0844 856 1966 and from the ticket office.
Prices for the game are as follows:
Coach prices are as follows:
Boasting the likes of Marc Pugh and Lee Barnard to name just two, the Cherries will be looking to make a surge towards the Play-Offs this season, like they did two seasons ago.
Starting their season off with two draws, new Bournemouth boss Paul Groves will be looking for his first win of the season against the Lilywhites.
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Name - Goldsands Stadium (Dean Court), BH7 7AF
Drive along the M6 and the M5 (avoiding the toll road). Once off the motorways, follow the A338 towards Bournemouth. The ground is situated in the outskirts of Bournemouth on the left of the road and when you see it, take the next exit and turn left towards the ground.
Distance from Deepdale - 272 miles (4hrs 43 min)
Return ticket price for one adult: £111.50
Bournemouth Central is a half hour walk from the Goldsands Stadium.
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