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Match Preview: Huddersfield Town

11 August 2012

Preston North End's wait is finally over with the big kick-off fast approaching.

Ticket News

Rhodes will instead be away on international duty with Scotland, whilst Town will also be missing Sean Scannell, Oliver Norwood and Murray Wallace due to the same reason.

In the away dressing room, Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson will be without the services of highly sought after striker Jordan Rhodes. 

Experienced striker Lee Trundle is the only North End absentee, side lined with a knee injury.

Captain John Mousinho will be fit after being rested for the trip to Devon, likewise Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Joel Byrom and Nicky Wroe.

Manager Graham Westley has no new injury concerns ahead of Monday’s game with Paul Huntington shaking off a knock picked up at Plymouth Argyle on Wednesday.
Team News

Fans are reminded that the game could go to extra-time and if necessary penalties if the game is level at the end of 90 minutes.

Raring to kick-off the new era at Deepdale, North End will be looking for the second win four months against Simon Grayson’s Terriers and progress through the second round.

During pre-season, Graham Westley’s side have picked up wins against the likes of AFC Wimbledon, Plymouth Argyle and Greek giants AEK Athens plus a convincing display against Championship outfit Leeds United.

PNE have enjoyed a positive pre-season, with a number of new players joining the Club and quickly gelling together as a team.

It is a unique start for the Lilywhites, with the cup fixture coming before the opening league match and it will present the perfect chance for North End to get into a winning habit.

Preston North End will kick-off the 2012/13 season on Monday evening against Huddersfield Town in the Capital One Cup first round, kick-off 7.45pm at Deepdale.
Prices for the game are as follows: 
All Standard Seating Areas 
Adults £10
Seniors (over 60) £5
Students (with ID) £5
Young Adults (16 to 18) £5
Juniors (U16) £5 

All home sections will be open, with away supporters allocated the Bill Shankly Kop. Unreserved seating applies in the Sir Tom Finney Stand and Alan Kelly Town End, where cash turnstiles will be in operation on the day. 

Tickets for the Invincibles Pavilion must be pre-purchased at a ticket office prior to kick-off. 

Tickets can be pre-purchased (which is advised) by calling 0844 856 1966 or visiting 

One of the more popular lounges amongst supporters at Deepdale, the Guild Lounge will stand alone as the only one opener for the Capital One Cup first round match against the Terriers. 

So if a delicious pre-match meal alongside executive seating in the Invincibles Pavilion appeals to you, then book on now to reserve your spot for only £20 for adults and £15 for concessions. 

The Guild Lounge includes,
- Pre match meal  
- Match programme and a teamsheet for each guest 
- Executive seating to watch the match on the half way line of the Invincibles Pavilion 
- Complimentary car parking space for every four guests that book 
- Half-time refreshments  

But that isn’t all that is on offer, with executive boxes also available for the Club’s supporters with details below, 

Executive Boxes - 10 Seats
A Boxes* - £450 plus vat
B Boxes* - £375 plus vat 

- A two course meal pre match
- Seats to watch the match directly outside the Executive Box 
- Half time refreshments of tea and coffee and cakes 
- Full waitress service for drinks and food service 
- A match programme and a teamsheet for each guest 
- Two car parking spaces 
- Plasma screen TV 
- Fantastic views overlooking the pitch  

All doors will open at 6pm. For further details please contact the commercial department on 01772 693304 or 693311. Alternately you can email

The Terriers
It will be familiar opposition for North End boss Graham Westley on Monday evening with Huddersfield Town the visitors to Deepdale for the season opener.

It was only four months ago the Lilywhites beat the League One Play-Off winners by a goal to nil courtesy of Chris Robertson’s second half finish.

Since then, both teams have gone through a lot, with Huddersfield beating Sheffield United in a dramatic shootout at Wembley to win promotion to the Championship whilst North End have done major surgery to their squad.

During the summer break, Huddersfield have strengthened their squad with Grayson raiding his former club Leeds United for the services of midfielder Adam Clayton as well as capturing Manchester United midfielder Oliver Norwood. 

Huddersfield Squad: 
2. Calum WOODS
3. Paul DIXON
4. Oliver NORWOOD
5. Peter CLARKE
6. Anthony GERRARD
9. Lee NOVAK
10. Oscar GOBERN
11. Danny WARD
12. Tom CLARKE
15. Murray WALLACE
16. Scott ARFIELD
17. Jordan RHODES
19. Alan LEE
22. Anton ROBINSON
24. Keith SOUTHERN
25. Nick COLGAN
30. Jimmy SPENCER
31. Chris ATKINSON
32. Jack HUNT
33. Joel LYNCH


But that is far from all, with PNE Player also bringing subscribers exclusive interviews plus extended highlights from every first team match.

If you want to tune in and are not yet a subscriber, you can do so by paying just £4.99 per month as we will bring you action from every game home and away this season.

PNE Player will be bringing supporters live commentary action for the opening league game of the season against Huddersfield Town courtesy of Jonathan Breeze and Anthony Wareing.

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