North End head to Wigan Athletic on Saturday lunchtime looking for back-to-back away wins and for a return to the top six, however, it will be a tough task against Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic.
The hosts at the DW Stadium come into the game on the back of an excellent win on the road themselves, defeating automatic promotion favourites Leeds United 1-0 at Elland Road.
The Sky Sports cameras are in town in Wigan for this tasty Lancashire derby, with both sides loo0king to strengthen their differing positions with the three points.
Both managers have plenty of options available to them; the Latics’ three deadline day loan signings from Brighton and Bournemouth both come into the reckoning, whilst Andrew Hughes and Paul Gallagher both have another week under their belts for the Lilywhites.
There looks set to be well over 3,000 PNE fans making the short trip down the M6, looking to evoke memories of our last win at Wigan, back in 2000, when Michael Jackson grabbed the only goal on a famous night on the way to promotion.
For Your Information
Match Details: Wigan Athletic v Preston North End, DW Stadium, Saturday 8th February 2020, kick-off 12.30pm
Competition: EFL Championship (31/46)
PNE colours: Home kit, black goalkeeper
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Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
Ticket Information: Well over 2,500 tickets have now been sold for this weekend's short trip down the M6 to take on Paul Cook's Wigan Athletic, but there is still just under half the allocation remaining for purchase. Click here for more information.
We’ve Met Before: Preston North End will make their sixth league visit to the DW Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, looking to record just their second win at the ground now entering its third decade of use. Click here for more details of past battles.
Alex Neil Impressed With The Latics: Preston North End manager Alex Neil has had the opportunity to see a good number of Wigan Athletic games and he has been impressed with what he has seen. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Josh Harrop Wants That Extra Push: Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop believes the Lilywhites’ fans have a huge part to play in the final few months of the season. Click here for more from Josh.