PNE will take a break from league action on Tuesday for a Capital One Cup match against Crystal Palace ...
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.
Captain John Mousinho and Joel Byrom will be assessed before the game and given every chance to prove their fitness.
If you are interested in sitting in the Guild Lounge, you will receive:
Alternatively you can sit in the lounge dedicated to Preston North End’s greatest ever son, Sir
Tom Finney, which will include:
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:
For information on any of the packages which interest you, please contact the Club’s commercial department now on 01772 693311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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: