Two founder members of the Football League meet at Deepdale on Wednesday night, 131 years after their first meeting.
That was one of two games played in PR1 between the sides in the opening two years of the league, with the Lilywhites achieving an aggregate score of 17-0! It is unlikely to provide as many goals for the Sky Sports cameras this midweek, but with both sides sharing nine goals in their games at the weekend, could be equally as entertaining.
Nathan Jones’ side, like Alex Neil’s men, haven’t got the points their performances have thus far deserved in the 2019/20 Championship, however, both outfits will look to correct that in front of the watching TV audience.
Stoke-born Louis Moult is ruled out for North End, having scored in the last home game, when the Lilywhites thrashed local rivals Wigan Athletic, meaning someone else will get a chance to come into the side, with plenty of players chomping at the bit after some excellent displays in last week’s cup victory at Bradford.
Likewise, Jones has a strong squad at his disposal and should he wish too, he can freshen things up for the trip to Deepdale, with numerous experienced options available to him.
For Your Information
Match Details: PNE v Stoke City, Deepdale, Wednesday 21st August 2019, kick-off 7.45pm
Competition: EFL Championship (4/46)
PNE colours: Home kit, goalkeeper in green
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Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
Ticket Information: Our first live TV game of the season sees the Lilywhites take on Nathan Jones’ Stoke City at Deepdale on Wednesday night. Click here for more information.
Match Officials: This Wednesday we have a referee taking charge of just his second game at Deepdale and also his second PNE match overall. Click here for details of who it is.
The One And Only Issue Two: The new matchday programme is once again packed full of interviews and features for Wednesday night’s clash with Nathan Jones’ Stoke City at Deepdale. Click here for details.
Alex Neil Wants To Make Performances Count: Preston North End manager Alex Neil has been happy with his side’s displays so far this season, but wants the team to make the most of their dominance in games, capitalising on chances created. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Paul Gallagher Looking For Another Home Win: Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher wants to follow up the opening home game of the season with another positive performance and three points. Click here for more from Gally.