Preston North End will look to progress to the second round of the Carabao Cup for the 14th time in the past 15 seasons when they face fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.
Venue: John Smith’s Stadium
Date: Tuesday 9th August, 7.45pm kick-off
Competition: Carabao Cup first round
Kit: Away kit – available to pre-order here!
Tickets in the general seating area at Huddersfield are now sold out, with remaining tickets all being in the block aimed towards families, seniors and those who do not wish to stand for prolonged periods.
There are no restrictions on who can buy tickets in this block, however fans are asked to be considerate of those around them.
Tickets will be on sale from www.mypne.com until 1pm on matchday, while the ticket office will sell in person and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 2.30pm. Information regarding pay on the day is expected to be confirmed on Tuesday morning.
How To Follow The Game
As this is a Carabao Cup fixture, supporters worldwide are not able to watch a live video stream on iFollow PNE.
Live commentary is available, though, from Guy Clarke and David Buchanan, and you can subscribe to a £2.50 match pass by clicking here.
There will also be the usual coverage on the club’s social media channels and right here on PNE.Com.
In The Dressing Room
Ryan Lowe confirmed in his pre-match interview that players who haven’t played many minutes so far this season could get their chance in this cup tie.
He also said that youngsters Dana Amaral, Jacob Slater, Lewis Leigh and Mikey O’Neill would all be involved in the matchday squad.
Bambo Diaby will miss out through injury, as will Sean Maguire, while Ched Evans serves the second match of his three-game suspension.
A Look At Our Hosts
Following their Play-Off final defeat last season, there’s been lots of change at Huddersfield Town, with the departure of their head coach and some key players.
Carlos Corberán stepped away from the job at the beginning of July, while Harry Toffolo and Lewis O’Brien moved on to join newly-promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest.
Club legend Danny Schofield has stepped up to become head coach and he’s looking for his first competitive victory in charge, having been beaten by Burnley and Birmingham City in the opening two games of the campaign.
Going Head To Head
Games played: 96
Huddersfield Town wins: 36
PNE wins: 36
Last meeting: PNE 0-0 Huddersfield Town, 9th February 2022
Ross Joyce has become well familiar with refereeing PNE’s first round cup fixtures over the years, having taken charge of North End’s Carabao Cup round one games for the past two seasons now.
Mansfield Town have been the opponents on both of those occasions, while the only other time he’s taken charge of a PNE game was the 6-0 victory over Barnet in the first round of the FA Cup.
He has refereed one game so far this season, Bristol Rovers’ 4-0 demolition of Burton Albion last weekend.
You can watch our pre-match interviews with manager Ryan Lowe and midfielder Ben Woodburn for free by clicking on their respective names.