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Match Preview: Barnsley (A)

28 April 2022

Preston North End fans will celebrate Gentry Day in person for the first time since 2019 when they travel to Oakwell to face Barnsley on Saturday.

Match Information
Venue: Oakwell
Date: Saturday 30th April, 12.30pm kick-off
Competition: EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 45/46)
Kit: Home kit – available to order here!

Ticket Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale from until 1pm on Friday, while sales will continue in person and over the phone from the Deepdale ticket office until 4pm on Friday.

There are no tickets available to buy on the day, while collections can be made from the collection point located outside the home ticket office on the South Stand.

Barnsley have also advised that alcohol will be served to our supporters only prior to kick-off, with no alcohol being sold on the concourse at half-time.

Match Coverage

For those who can’t make it to Oakwell, the game will be available to watch live on iFollow PNE with a £10 match pass to supporters worldwide, while live commentary is also available for £2.50. Buy your match pass here!

We will also be providing our usual coverage of the game before, during and after the match across our social media channels and on PNE.Com.

PNE Team News

Andrew Hughes will be assessed ahead of the weekend, with the defender having been forced off in Monday's game with a toe injury.

Ched Evans is still struggling with injury and is unlikely to feature, whereas this game is likely to come too soon for Tom Barkhuizen, who played his first 45 minutes since January in the Central League earlier this week.

Ryan Lowe confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Izzy Brown and Josh Murphy are no longer training with the club and will therefore not feature in the remainder of the season.

The Opposition


After the highs of achieving a Play-Off place last season, Barnsley have endured a difficult campaign this time around, with the Tykes having been relegated from the Championship.

Starting the season with Markus Schopp in charge, Poya Asbaghi took over with the side struggling, but he didn’t make the desired impact and as a result the South Yorkshire side will spend next season in League One.

Now with Martin Devaney in caretaker charge, they will be looking to end the campaign on a high, with nothing to lose going into their final two matches.

Key Stats

Barnsley have scored fewer goals than any other Championship team this term, having netted just 32 in their 44 matches.

North End midfielder Daniel Johnson has scored four goals in his last four appearances against the Tykes.

Brad Potts, who played 67 times for Barnsley, has been on the winning side in all four of his appearances against his former employers since his departure to Deepdale.

Our Last Meeting

Ryan Lowe’s first game as PNE manager ended in victory against Barnsley, thanks to goals from Alan Browne and Daniel Johnson.

Man In The Middle


David Webb will referee his fourth PNE fixture of the season and the 21st North End game of his career.

PNE have enjoyed their games with Webb in charge so far this season, having won away at AFC Bournemouth, earned a late point against Sheffield United and most recently beating Lancashire neighbours Blackpool with Webb as referee.

So far this season, Webb has taken charge of 34 matches, showing 115 yellow cards and four reds.

Pre-Match Interviews

Ryan Excited For
'Special' Gentry Day
Mikey Hoping There's
More To Come

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