Preston North End and Barnsley meet at Deepdale for the first time in two years, with both sides keen to go into the international break on the back of a positive result.
The Lilywhites will want to add three points to their early season haul, making it eight games unbeaten before the two week lay-off, following on from consecutive draws with Bristol City and Middlesbrough.
Barnsley meanwhile will have been buoyed by their last minute equaliser against Derby County at Oakwell in midweek and will bring the confidence of that to PR1.
Their young squad has impressed with its energy and attacking approach so far this season and they will be a dangerous team who play with no fear.
It is the 26th game in the league between the two teams at Deepdale and the winner will go ahead in the head-to-head of all league battles with 19 wins apiece from the 50 games played home and awayl
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Match Details: PNE v Barnsley, Deepdale, Saturday 5th October 2019, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (11/46)
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: For our last game before the second international break of the season, we welcome Daniel Stendel’s Barnsley to Deepdale at the weekend. Click here for more information.
The One And Only Issue Eight: Brad Potts hit the ground running when he came to PNE from Saturday’s opponents Barnsley – and he is determined to recreate that form this season, as he explained to The One And Only ahead of the game. Click here for details.
Team News: Manager Alex Neil will be forced into at least one change this weekend as Darnell Fisher misses the game after accumulating five bookings. Click here for details of the options.
Alex Neil Ready To Face Former Club: Preston North End manager is looking forward to coming up against the club who helped him ‘become a man’, when he takes his side against Barnsley this weekend. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Paul Gallagher Wants To Turn Good Start Into Excellent One: Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher is looking to this weekend’s game with Barnsley as a chance to strengthen a place in the top six. Click here for more from Gally.