The South Wales City of Swansea has not been the happiest of hunting grounds for the Lilywhites down the years, but there’s always another game in football!
The Liberty Stadium, in particular, has thus far proved fruitless in North End’s attempts to bring some points back to England, therefore the old adage of ‘we’re due one’, certainly applies in this case.
It’s all change for the Swans again after Graham Potter departed to take up the reins at Brighton & Hove Albion, with former England youth coach, but proud Welshman, Steve Cooper took charge over the summer.
And his new charges have started the season positively; a home win over Hull City was followed up with an impressive point and a clean sheet at Derby last weekend, before a comeback win against Northampton Town put them into the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
But Alex Neil’s men have also had a good week. Two clean sheets and seven goals registered, with 25 different players all playing their part – they head across the border with confidence, looking to record what would be a long overdue victory against the Jack Army.
For Your Information
Match Details: Swansea City v Preston North End, Liberty Stadium, Saturday 17th August 2019, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (3/46)
PNE colours: All yellow, goalkeeper in all green
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Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
Match Officials: Saturday’s trip to the Liberty Stadium sees a match official taking charge of a Lilywhites game for the first time in four years. Click here for details of who it is.
We’ve Met Before: We like to find positive games to write about in our look back to previous clashes, but we almost need a time machine to find our last away win at Swansea! Click here for more details of past battles.
Team News: Manager Alex Neil has plenty of options available to him for this weekend’s trip to face Steve Cooper’s Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Click here for details of the options.
Alex Neil Looking To Capitalise On Productive Week: Preston North End manager Alex Neil is looking for his side to build upon a week with two wins, seven goals and back-to-back clean sheets. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Declan Rudd Looking To Improve Under Gould: Preston North End goalkeeper Declan Rudd is looking to tap into the experience of new goalkeeping coach Jonathan Gould, to help him continually improve. Click here for more from Dec.