PNE will return to npower League One action on Tuesday evening when they host Hartlepool United
Preston North End will get straight back into action on Tuesday night when they host Hartlepool United at Deepdale.
North End boss Graham Westley will be looking for an immediate reaction after their 2-1 defeat against Crawley Town at the weekend.
One positive to take from the display was the Lilywhites never say die attitude, with Paul Huntington scoring in stoppage time as North End were inches away from taking a point.
Meanwhile the visitors will be hitting the road once again following one of their longest trips of the season against Bournemouth at the weekend.
United conceded a stoppage time equaliser against the Cherries in a 1-1 draw and will be looking to make it four points out of six on the road before returning to Victoria Park on Saturday.
Captain John Mousinho and Keith Keane are both out through injury, whilst long term absentees Lee Holmes and Lee Trundle are also missing.
Joel Byrom will be pushing for a start after completing his second 45 minutes against Crawley Town at the weekend.
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United will be heading to Deepdale looking for their first away win of the season, which was snatched out of their hands in the dying minutes against Bournemouth at the weekend.
So far this season Hartlepool have won one, drawn two and lost two of their opening five league matches, but know a win on Tuesday will draw them level on points with PNE.
In recent weeks, United have added to their squad drafting in Sunderland winger Craig Lynch whilst veteran striker Steve Howard is currently enjoying his second stint at the club.
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Mr Bates, who is originally from Blackburn, is an experienced referee and has officiated at Deepdale many a time during his career which stretches back to 1997/98 season.
The last time Mr Bates took charge of a game at Deepdale was coincidently the 1-0 win over Hartlepool United back in February.
Preston North End’s commentary team will be bringing you all the action live through the microphone for the Lilywhites clash against Hartlepool United.
So if you can’t make it down to Deepdale, remember to tune in and catch it as it happens with Jonathan Breeze and Anthony Wareing.