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Preston North End Match v Wigan Athletic Preview

8 August 2019

The first home game of the season sees a local derby at Deepdale as the Lilywhites take on Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic.

Ticket News

Ticket Information: Wigan Athletic Home

8 August 2019
Preston North End look to get their first points on the board against the Latics, who started their season with a 3-2 win against Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City at the DW Stadium.
 
For Alex Neil and his team, they will be looking to record three points after the opening day disappointment at Millwall and will want to put on a performance in front of the North End faithful, many of whom will not have been to PR1 since the Sheffield Wednesday game back in April.
 
Summer signings Patrick Bauer, Tom Bayliss and Andre Green will all be looking to try and get their competitive home debuts, but David Nugent will miss out – more of that in our team news piece below.
 
It is the 49th league game since our first clash with the Latics in the early 1980s, a game in which Alex Bruce scored a brace, and the former PNE favourite is one of the former players in attendance at the weekend and will be interviewed on the pitch at half-time.
 
For Your Information
Match Details: PNE v Wigan Athletic, Deepdale, Saturday 10th August 2019, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (2/46)
PNE colours: Home kit
 
Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
 
Ticket Information: Our 2019/20 home campaign gets underway on Saturday, as we take on Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic in the SkyBet Championship at Deepdale. Click here for more information.
 
Match Officials: This weekend’s opening home game will be officiated by Jeremy Simpson, taking charge of his seventh game at Deepdale. Click here for details of who it is.
 
We’ve Met Before: Saturday will be the 49th league meeting between Preston North End and Wigan Athletic, with the Lilywhites holding the upper hand, with 14 wins to 12. Click here for more details of past battles.
 
How To Follow The Game: If you can’t make the trip to Deepdale for the opening home game of the season, don’t worry, we will have full coverage on PNE.Com and iFollow PNE this weekend. Click here for details of how you can follow the match.
 
The One And Only Returns: It’s a new home season and that means a brand new matchday programme, with a completely new look and feel for the 2019/20 campaign. Click here for details.
 
Team News: Preston North End manager Alex Neil says that places are up for grabs as he selects his side for their opening home game of the 2019/20. Click here for details of the options.
 
Alex Neil Excited By Latics Clash: Preston North End manager Alex Neil is looking forward to the opening game at Deepdale of the 2019/20 campaign. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
 
Ben Pearson Wants Points On The Board: Preston North End midfielder Ben Pearson is looking to Saturday’s visit of Wigan Athletic and targeting getting the team’s first points of the season. Click here for more from Ben.
 
Andrew Hughes Looking Forward To Home Opener: Preston North End left back Andrew Hughes is hoping that the squad can quickly hit their straps in 2019/20. Click here for what he had to say.

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