North End’s star players cannot wait to walk out to a sea of white as Preston fans prepare their ‘All White On The Night’ campaign against Blackpool.
Paul Ince’s Seasiders were drawn against PNE in the first round of the Capital One Cup and will make the journey across the M55 to Deepdale on Monday evening.
To create the best atmosphere possible, North End are asking fans to wear anything white for match, and summer signing Kevin Davies has expressed his excitement for what should be an incredible spectacle on the night.
“There’s a lot of talk about that game,” Davies told PNE.Com.
“Just being around the place for the last few weeks, I know the importance of the game and how much the fans are looking forward to that one, it’s all they seem to be talking about.
“It’ll be a great game and we’re all looking forward to it. It’ll be great to come out and see everyone in white and I’m sure it’ll be a cracking atmosphere.”
Meanwhile, midfielder John Mousinho has said that he wants to make the campaign a family affair and is relishing the prospect of the first game of the season under the bright lights of Deepdale.
“I will need to tell my parents to join in!” he joked.
“I think if we could get that, that would be incredible, night fixtures anyway at Deepdale are special under the lights.
“This being the first night fixture of the season, against Blackpool in the cup, on TV, so if we can create that atmosphere, it will get the place buzzing and set a great tone for the rest of the season.
The match represents the first encounter between West Lancashire’s biggest sporting rivals in three years and is live on Sky TV, and winger Lee Holmes thinks the ‘All White On The Night’ campaign will be the perfect opportunity to showcase the people and City of Preston.
“I think to play against the local rivals, to show what we’re all about as a Club, for all the fans and players to have white on would show a great unity and it’d be great moving forward,” he said.
“To show the whole country what Preston’s all about and show everyone what kind of Club this is.”