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Preston North End v Cardiff City Match Preview

25 June 2020

Football returns to Deepdale this weekend for the first time since 7th March, but sadly, it won’t be in front of any supporters.

However, the Sky Sports cameras are in town as North End, currently in the sixth and final Play-Off spot, welcome Neil Harris and his Cardiff City side, who sit one place below them in seventh.

The reverse game at the Cardiff City Stadium back in December finished goalless, despite the Lilywhites dominating much of the game, again with the TV cameras present and Alex Neil and his men will be looking to push on after the resumption with this the first of eight games in the next 25 days.

Games against the side from the Welsh capital have tended to be entertaining down the years in PR1 and hopefully this one will be no different, so wherever you are watching the game from, get right behind your team.

For Your Information
Match Details: PNE v Cardiff City, Deepdale, Saturday 27th June 2020, kick-off 12.30pm
Competition: EFL Championship (39/46)
PNE colours: Home kit, goalkeeper in green
Season ticket holders are reminded they can watch the game on iFollow

Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…

Match Officials: For Preston North End’s first home game after the resumption of the Championship, referee Oliver Langford will be the man in charge. Click here for details of all the officials.

We’ve Met Before: Preston North End entertain Cardiff City for the 47th time in the league at Deepdale on Saturday in what is the club’s 4,999th EFL fixture. Click here for more details of past battles.

The Opposition: Cardiff City manager Neil Harris is expecting a tight game when his seventh-placed Bluebirds arrive at Deepdale at the weekend. Click here to see what he has to say.

The One And Only Issue 23: Cardiff-born Andrew Hughes admits the clash with the Welsh side is always something he relishes – and he now hopes to have put his injuries, which have plagued him this season, behind him. Click here his interview and more details on the programme.

Alex Neil Looking For X Factor: Preston North End manager Alex Neil admits that Deepdale with the supporters this weekend will be another new experience for his team to deal with. Click here for the manager’s full interview.

Darnell Fisher Thinks No Fans Is A Leveller: Preston North End full back thinks the Lilywhites’ next two games, both at Deepdale, will be even tougher tests without the fans inside the ground to spur them on. Click here for the full interview with the No.2.

Bodin Pleased With Return To Action: Billy Bodin was delighted to get back out on the pitch last weekend after expecting to miss the remainder of the season through injury. Click here for Billy's interview.

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