Preston North End face two Premier League sides in the space of 48 hours as they complete their pre-season schedule this weekend.
The first game sees a trip to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Friday afternoon, the Lilywhites’ first trip to play the Blades on their own patch since September 2018, when David McGoldrick gave the home side a late win, despite PNE coming from 2-0 down to level matters in the closing stages.
Since then Chris Wilder’s side have gone on to gain promotion to the Premier League and had an excellent first season back in the top flight, fighting right until the closing stages of the campaign for a place in Europe.
North End manager Alex Neil goes into the game without Irish duo Alan Browne and Sean Maguire, who join Enda Stevens, John Egan and former PNE man Callum Robinson in Stephen Kenny’s squad for the Republic of Ireland’s Nations League games.
Declan Rudd, Darnell Fisher and Louis Moult are all also expected to miss out on the trip across to South Yorkshire, but the first two will be hoping to be fit by the time the first league game comes around against Swansea City in a week’s time.
The game will be streamed live on iFollow PNE, with full details of how you can sign up available by clicking here. Simon Crabtree will be joined on the Bramall Lane gantry by Chris Brown to bring you all the coverage at the game.
As the article explains, the game is being shown live in a number of regions around the world, so check out the article above if you live in one of those countries, to see where you can access the game, as the stream will not be available in those regions.
The new away strip, which goes on sale from Friday morning, will again be worn by the North End team in the clash with United – and you can get yours from the shop at Deepdale between 10am and 3pm or online by clicking here.