Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers is a local derby that goes right back to the opening years of the Football League, and Saturday’s meeting is the 107th league encounter between the two sides.
And it is one that has certainly entertained in recent seasons; last year’s 4-1 home win memorable for some great goals and for Callum Robinson’s celebration after his strike in front of the away fans at the Bill Shankly Kop end of Deepdale.
This time around both seasons have had positive starts to the season, although injuries to key defenders – including former PNE man Greg Cunningham – have not helped Tony Mowbray’s side in recent weeks, but they still have plenty of quality in a squad that has seen serious investment.
Lilywhites boss Alex Neil may consider rotating some of his squad after they covered a significant amount of ground in Tuesday’s entertaining draw with Leeds United, with options available to him, should he wish to do so.
Whoever plays, for both sides, they can expect a white-hot derby day atmosphere, with a big crowd, looking to support their teams and try and bring out the best of them.
For Your Information
Match Details: PNE v Blackburn Rovers, Deepdale, Saturday 26th October 2019, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (14/46)
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: It’s derby day at Deepdale this weekend as Preston North End entertain Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers on Saturday at 3pm. Click here for more information.
The One And Only Issue Ten: Tuesday night’s goalscorer and big fan of a derby day goal, Tom Barkhuizen, is the cover star and main interviewee of Saturday’s latest edition of the matchday programme. Click here for details.
Alex Neil Embraces Derby Excitement: Preston North End manager Alex Neil says that he will never play down the importance of a derby match, rather embracing the extra excitement they bring. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Paul Gallagher Ready For A Bit Of Stick: Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher is looking forward to derby day on Saturday, when his former club Blackburn Rovers are the visitors to Deepdale. Click here for more from Gally.