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Sunderland vs Preston North End Match Preview

16 March 2018

North End have not headed to Wearside since the middle of the noughties, and this will only be our fourth game at the venue – if you disregard our very late postponed first proposed visit to the Stadium of Light.

Ticket News

Ticket Information: Sunderland

15 March 2018

David Nugent was the match winner the last time we travelled to Sunderland and although we beat the Black Cats in all three games against them that season, they were promoted to the top flight.

This time they face a battle to survive relegation to the third tier of English football, but have certainly got the ability in the squad to win that fight, with plenty of players with Premier League experience and match winners of the like of former North End fan favourite Aiden McGeady amongst their ranks.

However, North End will be looking to continue their own push for the top six spots and with other teams around them facing each other over the weekend, they know that another valuable three points could narrow the gap on the Play-Off places.

Ref Watch
Lancashire referee Darren Bond takes charge of his third North End game of the season when the Lilywhites travel to the Stadium on Light on Saturday afternoon…

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Stat Attack
Sunderland AFC are one of a select group of clubs whom we have met on over 100 occasions in the Football League, this being our 54th visit to Wearside…

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Ticket Information
Over 2,000 North End fans will head to the north east to take on Chris Coleman's Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this coming weekend…

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Opposition View
The Lilywhites make their first trip to the Stadium of Light for over ten years, as they face Chris Coleman’s Sunderland at the weekend…

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PNE Team News
Manager Alex Neil must check on the fitness of left back Greg Cunningham, who came off at half-time in the clash with Fulham last weekend.…

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Match Coverage
On Saturday afternoon, if you can’t make it to the Stadium of Light, 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
Ahead of this weekend's visit to the Stadium of Light, PNE boss Alex Neil has praised the determtion and desire of his squad going into the final nine games of the season...

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Ben Davies Preview
Ben Davies is delighted with his recent form, and thinks his personal game has improved dramatically over the last 12 months…

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