Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Crystal Palace Preview

26 August 2012

PNE will take a break from league action on Tuesday for a Capital One Cup match against Crystal Palace ...

Preston North End v Crystal Palace
Tuesday 28th August 2012, 7.45pm
Capital One Cup

Preston North End will take a break from league action on Tuesday when they host London outfit Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup second round.

The Lilywhites will be hoping for their second Championship scalp at Deepdale in as many weeks in after their 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town in round one.

In-between the two ties, North End have competed in three League One games, and despite not yet recording a win they have dominated possession in each game, and shown encouraging signs that they will become a force to be reckoned with in the division.

Manager Graham Westley has been pleased with the level of commitment his players have shown, and will be hoping they can get back to winning ways in front of the home support.

Visitors Palace, who currently sit bottom of the Championship after losing their opening three league fixtures, advanced to the second round beating League Two Exeter City at St James’ Park.

This will be only the second time North End have faced Palace in the Capital One Cup, and the Eagles will now the 50th different opponent the Lilywhites have faced at Deepdale in the famous competition.

Team News
Preston North End boss Graham Westley will be without the services of winger Lee Holmes after he picked up a nasty gash at Bournemouth at the weekend.

Captain John Mousinho and Joel Byrom will be assessed before the game and given every chance to prove their fitness. 

Ticket News
Prices for the game are as follows:
Adults £10
Concessions £5 (U16s, Young Adults, Students, Seniors)
Please remember the Club’s ticket office and retail shop will be open for business on Bank Holiday Monday from 11am until 4pm.

Starting at just £20 for adults, both the Sir Tom Finney Lounge and the Guild Lounge will be open for spectators to watch the game in luxury. 

If you are interested in sitting in the Guild Lounge, you will receive:
One course pre-match meal
Half-time refreshments
Official matchday programme and teamsheet for each guest
Reserved padding executive seating on the half way line of the Invincibles Pavilion
Fully stocked private cash bar facility
Executive car parking space (one space for every four guests) 
Prices for the Guild Lounge are £15 for concessions and £20 for adults. 

Alternatively you can sit in the lounge dedicated to Preston North End’s greatest ever son, Sir
Tom Finney, which will include: 
One course pre-match meal 
Half-time refreshments and freshly prepared sandwiches
Official matchday programme and teamsheet for each guest 
Superb executive seating on the half way line of the Sir Tom Finney Stand 
Exclusive bar facility 
Executive car parking available (one space for every four guests) 
Prices for the Sir Tom Finney Lounge are £20 for concessions and £25 for adults. 

But Preston North End’s ‘Crystal opportunities’ are far from over, with Executive Boxes also available to hire with prices starting from £375 plus vat. 

Boxes include the following:
Two course pre-match meal 
Private matchday hospitality box for up to ten guests located in the Invincibles Pavilion 
Executive padded match seats directly outside your box 
Official matchday programme and teamsheet for each guest 
Half-time refreshment and a selection of cakes 
Large flat screen plasma TV 
Full waitress service 

For information on any of the packages which interest you, please contact the Club’s commercial department now on 01772 693311 or email

The Eagles
Former Palace striker and club legend Dougie Freedman is currently in charge of Selhurst Park outfit and he will be hoping his side’s luck changes at Deepdale on Tuesday night.

Palace have lost their opening three Championship fixtures and consequently sit bottom of the table, but still in August there is plenty of time for their luck to turn around. 

In the past few days, the Londoners have recruited three new players, Cardiff defender Darcy Blake, Bristol City winger Yannick Bolasie and unattached midfielder Andre Moritz.

However, the trio couldn’t prevent Freedman’s men losing 2-1 at Play-Off hopefuls Middlesbrough at the weekend.

In the previous round, Palace overcame Exeter City by two goals to one to set up a second round date against Graham Westley’s men.

The squad in the away dressing room on Tuesday night is as follows:
Julian Speroni
Joel Ward
Peter Ramage 
David Wright
Jonathan Parr
Patrick McCarthy
Aaron Martin
Kagisho Dikgacoi
Owen Garvan
Lewis Price
Kieron Cadogan 
Mile Jedinak
Wilfred Zaha
Glenn Murray
Aaron Wilbraham 
Jermain Easter
Jonathan Williams 
Dean Moxey
Alex Wynter
Stuart O'Keefe
Jack Holland
Matthew Parsons 
Ibra Sekajja
Andy Dorman 
Kyle De Silva 
Kwesi Appiah 
Ross Fitzsimons 
Ryan Inniss
Kadell Daniel
Darcy Blake
Yannick Bolasie 
Andre Moritz

Advertisement block