The matchday programme is bigger and better for the 2016/17 season!
We also have a serialisation of Michael Barrett’s new graphic illustration of the ‘Rise of the Invincibles’ and some interesting new playing features - ‘All The World’s A Stage’, ‘My First Game’ and we pit team-mate against team-mate in a general knowledge quiz.
This Tuesday’s programme is just £2 and is 32 pages with plenty of interviews and features about our opposition and a chat with former Hartlepool loanee and current North End frontman Jordan Hugill.
The striker helped Pools as they achieved the ‘great escape’ two seasons ago; scoring four goals in eight games at Victoria Park and he is looking forward to meeting up with a few familiar faces on Tuesday.
“It will be good to see some familiar faces again,” he told programme. “I got a tweet off the Hartlepool account saying ‘we will see you in a bit’, so I have been looking forward to it and it will be a good game.
“I’ve scored a few goals in the League Cup and hopefully I can continue that little record.”
His time at Hartlepool was vital to Jordan after his injury and the No.25 admits it played a vital part in leading him to today.
“It was something I was in desperate need of,” he continued. “I had just come back from a serious injury and operation; so to get my match fitness was very important. And then to finish the season the way I did with Hartlepool was unbelievable and it stood me in good stead for when I came back and the gaffer put me in for the Play-Offs.
“The gaffer said to me when I got back, that I was in form, so if it wasn’t for the goals up at Hartlepool I wouldn’t have been anywhere near being involved in the Play-Offs, so it was a great opportunity that I couldn’t turn down.
“It was a great end of season for me and a time up there I will never forget, so it will be good to see them all again.”
You can read more from Jordan, plus see what manager Simon Grayson has to say in his first programme notes of the new season by getting your copy on the night from the ticket office or from the sellers inside and outside of Deepdale.