For the third time in five games, we feature in front of the Sky Sports cameras, as we play our final game before Christmas in the Welsh capital.
Alex Neil’s men make the long trip to South Wales to face Cardiff City, now manager by Neil Harris – who will be looking to mastermind his second win over PNE this season, having been the boss at Millwall for their opening day 1-0 success.
The Lilywhites will be looking to continue their recent run, however, looking to build on back-to-back home wins last week, which lifted them back into third in the table; thus meaning they know that three points at the Cardiff City Stadium will guarantee they go into the festive period on the heels of West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United.
A Christmas visit to face the Bluebirds will bring good memories for skipper Tom Clarke, who scored a late winner against the weekend’s opponents on our last trip there and there is more on that in the links below with our We’ve Met Before feature and our interview with the captain.
The game also marks the mid-point of the season. After the match is played, we will have faced every team in the division and whatever the outcome, the team have given their all to give themselves a platform to build on for the second half of the campaign – let’s hope with over 500 setting off early to make the trip down the M4, it is another three points to start Christmas early!
For Your Information
Match Details: Cardiff City v Preston North End, Cardiff City Stadium, Saturday 21st December 2019, kick-off 12.30pm
Competition: EFL Championship (23/46)
PNE colours: Home kit, green goalkeeper
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Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
Ticket Information: Despite the early start and the long round-trip on the pre-Christmas weekend, nearly 500 fans will make the trip to the Cardiff City Stadium this Saturday. Click here for more information.
Match Officials: For our final game before Christmas, we will be officiated by a match official we have not seen since the opening home game of the season. Click here for details of who it is.
Team News: Preston North End manager must make a change at right back for the second game in a row after Darnell Fisher picked up his tenth booking of the season at home to Luton Town last weekend. Click here for details of the options.
Alex Neil Sees Neil Harris’ Imprint On Bluebirds: Preston North End manager Alex Neil can already see the influence that new manager Neil Harris has had on Cardiff City since his appointment as manager. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Tom Clarke Ready If Called Upon: Preston North End captain Tom Clarke has made a timely return to the squad, with a shortage of right backs for this weekend’s trip to Wales. Click here for more from the captain.