Preston North End will play their second away game of the week at Boundary Park this weekend...Boundary Park
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Saturday 6th October, 3pm
Oldham Athletic v Preston North End
A third win in seven days will be the target set by Preston North End manager Graham Westley ahead of this weekend’s local derby against Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park.
The Lilywhites have beaten Yeovil Town and Doncaster Rovers in the last week to put them in touching distance of the League One Play-Offs.
It is only five months ago since PNE last visited the Latics’ home, recording a 1-1 draw in their penultimate away game of the 2011/12 season. A win for Preston could see them end the day in second spot if results go their way.
Paul Huntington and David Buchanan will be assessed before the trip to Greater Manchester after picking up knocks at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday night.
Lee Holmes and Lee Trundle remain long term absentees.
The Club have been given an unreserved allocation in the Rochdale Road Stand
Prices for the game are as follows:
Seniors (Over 65s) £10
Juniors (U16s) £5
Wheelchair and carer £20
Ambulant and carer £20
Coach prices are as follows:
Coaches will depart Deepdale/Leyland at 12.45pm
Like Preston, hosts Oldham Athletic will be brimming with confidence after their 2-0 win at Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night.
It was a first win in five for former Blackburn striker Paul Dickov with Athletic climbing away from the relegation zone.
Oldham, an established outfit in League One, have the likes of Matt Derbyshire and Lee Croft, both former Premier League players in their ranks in a squad populated with both potential and experience. Defender
Jean-Yves M'voto is rated a doubt with an ankle injury for the hosts.
Oldham Squad List
1 Cisak 13 Bouzanis 25 Jacob
2 Brown 3 Grounds 5 Mvoto 6 Tarkowski 16 Byrne 23 Wabara 26 Winchester
4 Wesolowski 7 Croft 8 Furman 22 M'Changama 24 Hughes 28 Sutherland 29 Mellor
9 Derbyshire 10 Simpson 11 Montano 14 Smith 19 Taylor 20 Baxter 21 Millar 27 Belezika
The referee on Saturday’s match is Paul Tierney from Lancashire. Mr Tierney, who has been officiating since the 2007/08 season coincidently, took charge of the last game between these two sides at Boundary Park in April 2012.
His record so far this season has seen him hand out 23 yellow cards and one red.
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Heading towards Manchester take the M61 keeping left and merging onto the M60. Then, following signs to Oldham, continue onto the M62 and exit at junction 20 and take the A627 towards Oldham. Follow the
A627 towards Oldham, exiting at the second junction (signposted A627). The ground is clearly visible from the roundabout, for official parking take the first exit and follow the signs.
Distance from Deepdale - 39miles (46min)
Preston to Oldham Athletic cheapest advance booking return ticket
Preston 12:23 – Bolton 12:55
Bolton 13:03 – Mills Hill 13:40
Mills Hill 18:10 – Salford Crescent 18:30
Salford Crescent 18:56 – Preston 19:33
Return ticket price for one adult: £15.40
Boundary Park is a half hour walk away from Mills Hill station.
Food and Drink
The closest pub is the Clayton Green, a Brewers Fayre outlet, which can be found on Sheepfoot Lane. There is also the Greyhound pub, which is down Holden Fold Lane and the Old Grey Mare on Rochdale Road.