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Preston North End vs Ipswich Town Match Preview

23 February 2018

Preston North End’s trip to Portman Road back in November was a red letter day in the season.

It was a performance and result that saw the Lilywhites draw a line under the game after, from which they have now lost just one game in the subsequent 17 EFL Sky Bet Championship fixtures.

But having suffered a heavy defeat to Mick McCarthy’s side that day, the Lilywhites are well aware of how tough this weekend’s game will be and know they need to be at the top of their game if they are to get the positive result needed to keep up the pressure on the Play-Off positions.

There is also the side matter of Joe Garner’s first return to Deepdale since his move to Rangers in the summer of 2016 and he is certain to get a warm welcome back from the North End faithful with the striker set to return to the Tractor Boys side having missed their midweek clash with Cardiff City with a knee injury.

Ref Watch
Referee Scott Duncan will be hoping for a bit more luck when he takes charge of his second North End home game of the season this Saturday…

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Stat Attack
Despite facing each other 11 times in the last 16 seasons, this is only the 16th league game here since Ipswich Town first made the long trip from Suffolk to Deepdale in December 1964…

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Ticket Information
Normal matchday prices apply for Saturday afternoon’s clash with Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town at Deepdale, with tickets on general sale for all areas.

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The One And Only Issue 17
Featuring in this weekend's matchday programe is a big interview with Tommy Spurr, Sean Maguire showing us his spark and Paul Huntington's five-a-side team...

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Opposition View
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says that the Lilywhites have punched above their weight, but have done very well so far this season…

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PNE Team News
It is one out and one in, in terms of suspensions for manager Alex Neil as his side face Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town at Deepdale on Saturday…

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Match Coverage
This Saturday’s game at Deepdale is the main game on Channel 5 and therefore an ITN fixture, meaning in certain regions around the world the iFollow broadcast is not available…

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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
With some crucial games coming up for the Lilywhites in the hunt for the Play-Offs, manager Alex Neil has called for the support of the fans now more than ever…

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Billy Bodin’s Preview
January signing Billy Bodin feels he has settled in quickly at Deepdale and is relishing life in the Championship…

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