The Lilywhites complete their pre-season campaign with a short trip down the M61 to face Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium.
They have retained much of the squad from last season and have some talented players who have played at the highest level. There could be plenty of comings and goings before the window closes at the end of August, but for now it will be a stern test for PNE.
Former PNE man Jamie Proctor signed for the Trotters during the summer, again linking up with Parkinson, who had taken him to Bradford, but an injury rules him out of playing against his hometown club.
For Simon Grayson, he has all but long term injured Calum Woods and Stevie May available. Tommy Spurr came through 45 minutes at Morecambe on Tuesday night and Alan Browne will be looking to shake off a knock that took him off with ten minutes to go at the Globe Arena.
North End have received an initial 500 tickets in the lower tier of the Franking Sense South stand and prices for this fixture are adults £10, 65 and over and U23s £5.
There are also ten pairs of wheelchair and carer tickets available which are located on a raised platform in the lower tier. Tickets for all disabled supporters are priced according to the above age bands, and ambulant disabled supporters are advised to sit on rows D,E and F.
All concessions must show identification at the turnstiles to gain access to the stadium. Supporters who are unable to produce identification will be asked to upgrade their tickets at the ticket office.
There is car parking available to the travelling PNE fans free of charge, with disabled bays available on a first come, first served basis. You can buy at the ticket office until 5pm on Friday or pay on the day at the stadium.
- The match official is Andy Madley, a popular referee in North End history, as he took charge of both the 1-0 home League Cup win over Blackpool and the Play-Off Final at Wembley.
- North End’s last visit to the Macron Stadium was of course Gentry Day last season, a great day out, capped off with Eoin Doyle’s late winner.
- Our only previous pre-season friendly at the same stadium was abandoned with about ten minutes to go back in 2001 due to lightening hitting the stadium and a torrential downpour!
Our final live video stream of pre-season will take place. A power issue at the Globe Arena meant an insurmountable issue for the opening 20 minutes of the second half, however, we were back on before the goals and will have full commentary and coverage with Jonathan Breeze and PNE modern legend Paul McKenna from 2.50pm at the Macron Stadium on PNE PlayerHD.
Fans are reminded that however good the stream is, their own service is only as good as their own internet connection, buffering is caused by your own connection, not the stream. You are also reminded that live streams will not be available for league games due to the EFL owning the rights not the club.
Coverage will also be available on our social media channels and here on PNE.Com with a full match report and reaction appearing after the game.