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PNE v Burnley Preview

24 July 2017

There are just two games to go until the real action gets underway and Alex Neil’s side have their last run out at Deepdale before the kick-off when they face Burnley on Tuesday night.

Sean Dyche brings his Clarets to PR1 for a Lancashire derby, which will be the latest part of the Lilywhites’ preparation for their league opener against Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale in 12 days’ time.

After the draw with Newcastle United on Saturday, the North End boss suggested there would be 90 minutes for more of his squad, after a significant number of them reached that target at the weekend.

John Welsh is closing in on a return to action for the first time since last October 2016 and could feature, whilst Irish duo Sean Maguire and Kevin O’Connor are also available to make their bow in a North End shirt.

Josh Harrop should continue to get more minutes under his belt, after his first half hour in a lilywhite shirt against the Magpies at the weekend.

Bobby Jones take the match official duties for the friendly, with Iain Siddall and Natalie Aspinall running the lines.

Fans are advised, as always, to arrive in advance, particularly for a pre-season fixture, with tickets available now online on www.mypne.com – right up to 4.45pm on the day of the game, with collection from the ground - and in person or over the phone during ticket office opening hours, which is open 9am until 5pm on Monday and from 9am on the day of the game.

Hospitality in the Sir Tom Finney Lounge or Invincibles Pavilion can also still be booked, please contact the commercial department on 0344 856 1960 to book a place in one of our lounges or for information on executive boxes.

Ticket prices for Tuesday’s clash are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and just £1 for U11s! All U14s must be accompanied by an adult as per a standard matchday.

Prices for the hospitality lounges are £35, with concessions priced at £30, this package includes a one course hot dish, half-time refreshments and executive seating. Executive boxes are available for £800 plus vat for ten people, which includes a two course meal.

If you cannot get to the game, we will be once again operating a live stream for iFollow Premium customers. Anthony Wareing will be joined by former PNE midfielder Paul McKenna live on air from 7.30pm. Subscribers are reminded that they must watch the game from either a laptop or desktop device during pre-season, as the iFollow App to allow mobile or tablet use is still to be launched.

Subscribers are also reminded that live streaming of league games, which will commence from 5th August, will only be available outside of the UK and Ireland – within the UK and Ireland audio commentary only will be allowed due to the broadcast rights of the EFL’s partners.

There will be no in-stadia betting facilities available at the pre-season friendlies, nor will there be a half-time 50/50 lottery operated, however, both of these will be back for the opening game of the season against Sheffield Wednesday on 5th August – with tickets for this game already on general sale.


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