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Match Preview: Southport v Preston North End

21 July 2015

Following back-to-back successes, Simon Grayson’s men make the trip to Southport for their latest pre-season encounter on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7pm.

The Lilywhites returned to Deepdale for the first time since tasting victory in the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final against Swindon Town, and this season’s group looked slick and sharp as they beat Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian by a single Joe Garner goal to nil.

But it is back on the road for PNE tonight ahead of a trip to Scotland on Friday.

With many senior players participating for a large chunk of Saturday’s win – North End’s third match without conceding a goal; their sixth in total going back to the end of the 2014/15 season, Tuesday may provide a chance for the younger members of Grayson’s first team squad to impress.

It is unlikely that Kyel Reid will be involved at the Merseyrail Community Stadium following a bout of tonsillitis which kept him out of Saturday’s match with the Jambos. It is also unknown if Neil Kilkenny will feature, a niggling injury keeping him out of Preston’s last two warm-up matches.

Chris Humphrey is still on Gold Cup duty with Jamaica as they bid to enter the record books with semi-final glory over the USA in Wednesday night’s semi-final in Atlanta, Georgia.

For the home side, former Preston North End defender Luke Foster, who signed a new deal with the Sandgrounders in the summer, is likely to captain the team.

Entry to Tuesday’s fixture is priced at £8 for adults and £5 for concessions, with payment on the turnstiles.

If you can’t make it to Southport, you can listen to the full match live on PNE PlayerHD with Jonathan Breeze from 6.30pm.

You can subscribe to North End’s new HD service now by clicking here, with live audio commentary on all fixtures throughout 2015/16 provided as well as behind the scenes content, extended highlights and exclusive interviews; PlayerHD is the only place to keep right up to date with the latest happenings in and around Deepdale.

accounts, with post-match reaction and highlights to follow on PNE PlayerHD.OfficialPNEFC and Facebook @pnefcSocial media updates will also be provided throughout the night on North End’s official Twitter

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