North End will look to build upon their first three points of the season from the weekend by making progress in the Carabao Cup against Gary Bowyer’s Bradford City on Tuesday night.
The Lilywhites are playing the Bantams for only the second time in the competition, two thunderbolt long-distance strikes from Paul Coutts and Keith Treacy proving the difference between the two sides back in 2010 – although extra-time was needed to settle the tie.
The teams haven’t met since Easter Monday 2015, when two players heavily involved in Saturday’s win over the Latics were on the scoresheet, Paul Gallagher and Daniel Johnson, whose goals were added to by a third from Chris Humphrey, as North End ran out 3-0 winners on their run that took them to promotion at Wembley that May.
There have been plenty of changes for both teams since that day – although Gally and DJ continue to be major players for PNE – with the sides now two divisions apart after City’s relegation to League Two last season.
However, they have recruited well in the summer, with a lot of experienced players, who should help make them a force in the division this season and no doubt they will be looking to impress against the Lilywhites, especially with their positive cup experiences of the last decade, particularly in this competition.
For Your Information
Match Details: Bradford City v Preston North End, Utilita Energy Stadium, Tuesday 13th August 2019, kick-off 7.45pm
Competition: Carabao Cup, first round – the tie must be settled on the night
PNE colours: Home kit, goalkeeper in all yellow
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Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
Ticket Information: Tickets remain on sale for the Lilywhites' first round Carabao Cup tie against Bradford City on Tuesday night. Click here for more information.
Match Officials: The referee appointed to take charge of Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie with Bradford City will be refereeing the Lilywhites for the first time. Click here for details of who it is.
Alex Neil On ‘Proper Old-Fashioned Cup Tie’: Preston North End manager Alex Neil is looking forward to the roses battle in the first round of the Carabao Cup, as he takes the Lilywhites across the Pennines to face Bradford City on Tuesday evening. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Jayden Stockley Looking To Put Pressure On With Good Performance: Preston North End forward Jayden Stockley is hoping for an opportunity to impress in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup first round tie with Bradford City. Click here for more from Jayden.