Preston North End’s final game of their 2019/20 Championship preparations sees the Lilywhites entertain Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United at Deepdale.
The game, organised at short notice after the appointment of Bruce into the St James’s Park hot seat, will see him take charge of the Magpies for the first time in England at Deepdale, in this 3pm kick-off.
Following Friday’s clash with Fleetwood Town, the remaining members of the squad not involved at Highbury are likely to start against the Premier League side, with their final chance to impress the manager in competitive action ahead of the season opener at Millwall next weekend.
The squad have come through pre-season to this point with no significant injury problems and therefore the manager will have a number of questions ahead of the trip to The Den and players could cement a place in the starting XI with a good display against the north east outfit.
Brad Potts and Darnell Fisher had been a little behind in terms of match minutes, but the latter got a first start on Friday evening and the former is likely to see more action on Saturday. David Nugent also got his first run out since his return at Fleetwood meaning he could push for some involvement against Neil Harris’ side.
The matchday programme will also feature the new No.35 as the main interview and this will be on sale from the ticket office and inside and outside the ground, priced at £2.
The match official will be EFL referee Michael Salisbury, with the assistants of Ian Hussin and Connor Brown, whilst fellow EFL referee Graham Salisbury the fourth official – it will be Michael’s first game in charge of a game at Deepdale.
Ticket prices have been set at £10 for adults, £5 concessions (over 65s and 19 to 24-year-olds) and £1 for U18s. The stands open for home supporters will be the south end of the Sir Tom Finney Stand (closest the Alan Kelly Town End) and the Alan Kelly Town End - the Invincibles will not be open for standard tickets.
Print at home e-tickets are available again and are available on MyPNE.Com, the printed version is then just presented and scanned at the turnstiles, the same way the member and season cards already are making it easy to get your ticket for matchdays.
Tickets can be purchased over the phone on 0344 856 1966, in person from the ticket office or online at www.mypne.com, with the ticket office open from 9am on matchday. Even though the Invincibles Pavilion is not open, the ticket office in that stand will be open from 1pm selling tickets for the other two stands.
The game will be streamed live on iFollow PNE, with Guy Clarke and former North End forward Brett Ormerod on air from 2.50pm – for information on how to subscribe, then click here now.
We will also have full match coverage via our social media channels, with the highlights and full 90 minutes uploaded to iFollow PNE the following day, so that if you miss the match, we’ll still have you covered!