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Match Preview: Rotherham United (H)

16 August 2022

Preston North End host Rotherham United on Tuesday evening for the first home game under the Deepdale lights this season.

Match Information
Venue:
Deepdale
Date:
Tuesday 16th August, 7.45pm kick-off
Competition:
EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 4/46)
Kit:
Home kit – buy now in-store and online!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale right up until kick-off from the ticket office, or online from www.mypne.com. Please note, the ticket office will stop selling for our upcoming away games at 5pm on Tuesday night.

The fan zone will be open to all home supporters from 5.30pm until 7.30pm, and again after full-time until 10.30pm, with live music coming from Billy Nomates pre-match. There will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments, and food available, with full details of the selection and more information to be found by clicking here

Fans can also use the Tyrers shuttle bus service from Leyland, which runs via Bamber Bridge, for this fixture. Full details can be found here.

How To Follow The Game

Supporters worldwide are able to watch this game live on iFollow PNE with a £10 match pass, which you can subscribe to here.

Live commentary is also available, with a £2.50 audio match pass or £4.49 audio monthly pass.

You can also follow coverage across our social media platforms and on PNE.Com before, during and after the game.

Matchday Programme

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After making his 100th appearance for the club in the last home game, Jordan Storey features on the cover of Tuesday night's edition of The One And Only!

The defender is also our featured interview, as he talks about his time at Deepdale so far, how his loan to Sheffield Wednesday benefitted him, and his goals for the rest of the season.

You can buy your programme from around the ground for £3.50, while you can also order a copy to arrive straight to your home online through our official publishing partners, Ignition Sports Media.

In The Dressing Room

Ched Evans will come back in to contention for PNE, after serving his three-game suspension following his opening day red card against Wigan Athletic.

Ryan Lowe will be hoping he can call upon Manchester United loanee Álvaro Fernández, who missed the weekend’s trip to Luton Town through an ankle injury which he picked up at Huddersfield last Tuesday.

Bambo Diaby and Sean Maguire are both expected to miss out through injury.

A Look At Our Visitors

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Rotherham United come in to this fixture full of confidence after an emphatic 4-0 victory over Reading at the weekend, with all four goals coming in the first half.

The Millers have only played two games so far this term – due to the postponement of their trip to Coventry City – with their opening game of the Championship campaign being a 1-1 draw at home to Swansea City.

Rotherham’s three previous Championship seasons have resulted in relegation, so Paul Warne will certainly be satisfied with their start to the campaign and he’ll be looking for that form to continue at Deepdale on Tuesday evening.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 60
PNE wins: 16
Draws: 22
Rotherham wins: 22
Last victory: Rotherham Utd 1-3 PNE, 5th November 2016

One To Watch

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Winger Chiedozie Ogbene has reportedly received plenty of interest so far this summer, but for now he remains a Rotherham United player.

The 25-year-old, who joined the club in 2019 from Brentford, was a crucial part of the Millers’ success last season, and he’s had a positive start to this campaign too, scoring in both of Rotherham’s opening two fixtures.

His stock has also risen due to his impressive performances playing for the Republic of Ireland national team, appearing ten times since his debut in August 2021.

Match Officials

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Oliver Langford will take charge of his first PNE fixture in 17 months on Tuesday evening.

North End were on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline against Middlesbrough in March 2021 the last time Langford refereed a PNE match, while the Lilywhites' last victory with Langford in charge was an away win at Ewood Park in 2019.

Langford will be assisted by Richard Wild and Geoffrey Liddle, with Sebastian Stockbridge on fourth official duties.


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