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Match Preview: Preston North End v Heart Of Midlothian

16 July 2015

Preston North End step up their pre-season workout by welcoming Robbie Neilson’s Hearts to Deepdale on Saturday.

After successive matches against local sides Chorley and Bamber Bridge, the Lilywhites will need to go through the gears against the newly promoted Scottish Premiership side in what is sure to be a competitive encounter in front of a decent crowd.

Simon Grayson is likely to have both Neil Kilkenny and Manchester United loanee Will Keane available after the pair missed out on Preston’s 4-0 success over Brig at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium on Tuesday.

PNE are likely to have a full squad available for the friendly clashed with no notes of concern reported from the manager’s pre-match press conference.

As for the visitors, Saturday marks their last but one pre-season fixture with only Everton left to face ahead of their first competitive fixture of 2015/16 against Arbroath in the League Cup.

You can still get your tickets for PNE’s only home friendly ahead of the big Championship kick-off priced as follows:
Adults- £10
Seniors - £7.50 (over 65s and 60 and over for Ambassadors)
Juniors - £5 (U16s)

You can also buy your tickets now by clicking here.

Please note – there will be no cash turnstiles on the day of the match and a large walk up attendance is expected, so please give yourself sufficient time if you plan on visiting the ticket office on Saturday.

Both the Sir Tom Finney Stand and the Invincibles Pavilion home ticket offices will be open to ease congestion. Hearts fans can also purchase tickets on the day from the away box office.

In addition, tickets can be bought online this season up until 12 noon on the day of the match, and you can purchase by phone on 0844 856 1966*.

Supporters are strongly urged to buy in advance if possible.

If you can’t make it to the game, full match commentary will be provided by Jonathan Breeze and Brian O’Neil on PNE PlayerHD.

To subscribe to the new and improved PNE PlayerHD please click here.

Live updates will also be provided via our official Twitter and Facebook feeds as well as a comprehensive on the whistle match report on PNE.Com with post-match reaction and highlights to follow on PNE PlayerHD.

You can watch our pre-match interview with Simon Grayson on PNE PlayerHD below.

*Calls cost seven pence per minute in addition to your standard network charge  

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