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Sheffield United vs Preston North End Match Preview

27 April 2018

Both sides head into this weekend’s game knowing that a win is required to give them any hopes of extending their season.

It’s the Blades’ final home game of the season and the Lilywhites’ second trip to Bramall Lane this season, having lost 1-0 to a Billy Sharp penalty in the FA Cup in January.

That was a tight affair, as was North End’s 1-0 home win over Chris Wilder’s side at Deepdale back in December, however, this could well be a much more open affair with both sides knowing that the win will put pressure on the teams above them in the table.

Both sides are seen in the outside world to have punched above their weight this season, but inside both clubs there will be a feeling of deserving to be at least where they are and both will be wanting to end the campaign on a high, so it should be a thrilling encounter.

Ref Watch
For the third time the season, our match official for Saturday’s big game at Bramall Lane, sees Isle of Wight official James Linington taking charge of North End…

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Stat Attack
Our final away league game of the season sees us back in Sheffield only four weeks after we faced Sheffield Wednesday and this is of course our third visit to the city this season following our FA Cup fourth round tie at Bramall Lane in January…

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Ticket Information
Ticket sales for this weekend's final away game of the regular season are already approaching 1,500 and are still on general sale…

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Opposition View
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is contemplating shaking up his side as they face the Lilywhites in their final home game of the 2017/18…

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PNE Team News
Manager Alex Neil will give late checks to two of his most experienced players ahead of the clash with the Blades…

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Match Coverage
On Saturday afternoon, if you can’t make it to the Bramall Lane, then you can sign up for a £5 match pass and watch the game – with full match commentary – live on iFollow PNE…

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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
Manager Alex Neil has reiterated the importance of victory on Saturday at Bramall Lane as his side look to keep their Play-Off hopes alive…

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Tom Barkhuizen Preview
Tom Barkhuizen wants PNE to finish the season as strongly as possible, with a Play-Off spot still in sight…

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