North End head to St Andrew’s this weekend looking to further cement a place in the top six and also record their first away win of the season.
The last away game, before the international break, saw the Lilywhites put on an impressive performance and take a point away from the City Ground after a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.
They then returned from the break with a 2-0 home win over Brentford, whilst Saturday’s hosts were picking up a very good three points on the road at high-flying Charlton Athletic, with 16-year-old Jude Bellingham grabbing the headlines for Pep Clotet’s side.
The young forward have impressed since coming into the side and given the Blues a real impetus that has seen them – like North End – start the season with four wins from their opening seven games, sitting eighth on the same points as fifth placed PNE.
The two sides have traded blows over recent seasons, with Alex Neil’s men winning in the second city two year’s ago this week, and – what was then Garry Monk’s City – winning 3-0 last season. So it should be another competitive game this season.
For Your Information
Match Details: Birmingham City v Preston North End, St Andrew’s, Saturday 21st September 2019, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (8/46)
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: Tickets remain on sale for the Lilywhites’ trip to face Birmingham City at St Andrew’s this weekend, with over 1,200 already sold. Click here for more information.
Match Officials: For the first time this season the Lilywhites see a referee for the second time, with Steve Martin the man in the middle for our trip to St Andrews on Saturday. Click here for details of who it is.
Alex Neil Looking For His Team To Adapt: Preston North End manager Alex Neil is expecting a different sort of test for his side this weekend to last, as they line up against Pep Clotet’s Birmingham City at St Andrew’s. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Declan Rudd Says Team Need To Inspire Young Fans: Preston North End goalkeeper says the squad need to continue working hard and winning games to inspire the next generation of supporters to Deepdale. Click here for more from Dec.