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Preston North End vs Wigan Athletic Match Preview

4 October 2018

North End face the Latics at Deepdale for the first time since Jordan Hugill’s goal gave the Lilywhites all three points in front of the Sky Sports cameras two years ago

Since then, our visitors have been down and bounced straight back up, with Paul Cook bringing his side – who have started the season in a positive fashion – to PR1, his first visit with a team since his Chesterfield side lost in the Play-Off semi-final.
 
The Wigan side is all-change since that last meeting, with former PNE favourite Joe Garner leading the line and looking to put one over on his boyhood club – as you can hear if you listen to this week’s PNE Podcast.
 
For Alex Neil and his men, they picked up their first point on the road in Tuesday’s six-goal thriller at Villa Park and they are looking to build some momentum going into the international break by picking up the three points in front of their own fans.
 
There’s less than 20 miles between the two stadia, so this is certainly a local derby, even if a more modern one, which means with a decent-sized away following - with just over half the Bill Shankly Kop sold – there should be an atmosphere to enjoy.
 
Ticket Information
It’s a 3pm kick-off for our second derby game of the 2018/19 season, as we take on Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic in the SkyBet Championship at Deepdale this Saturday…
 
 
 
Ref Watch
Premier League official Lee Probert takes charge of the Lilywhites’ local derby against Wigan Athletic at Deepdale this weekend…
 
 
Memorable Match
Back in 2005, with Wigan heading for the Premier League and North End the Play-Off Final, a huge clash at Deepdale, saw more than 20,000 packed into the ground for the Championship's match of the day…
 
 
The One And Only Issue Eight
Ryan Ledson will be meeting up with a few mates on Saturday – but he hopes he is one smiling at the end…
 
 
Opposition View
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook is looking forward to what he describes as a ‘great game’ as he brings his side to Deepdale...
 
 
Team News
Preston North End manager Alex Neil has plenty of options to consider when it comes to team selection for the visit of Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic to Deepdale…
 
 
Match Coverage
This weekend’s game at Deepdale is the ITN fixture and the main game on QUEST on Saturday evening, meaning iFollow subscribers in certain regions will not be able to access the game – check your local TV listings to see if it is being broadcast in your region as an alternative…
 
 
Alex Neil’s Preview
Preston North End manager Alex Neil is looking to build some momentum into the international break, with the Lilywhites’ last game before that being a local derby…
 
 
Lukas Nmecha Interview
Preston North End’s on loan Manchester City and England striker Lukas Nmecha put in an excellent display at Villa Park on Tuesday night…
 

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