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Match Preview: QPR (H)

15 December 2022

Preston North End will look for a fifth victory in six Championship games when Queens Park Rangers come to Deepdale.

Match Information
Venue:
Deepdale
Date:
Saturday 17th December, 3pm kick-off
Competition:
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 23/46)
Kit:
Home kit – available to buy online and in-store!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale right up until kick-off online from www.mypne.com and from the ticket office.

The Kop will be split for this game, too, and season card holders are able to swap their seat by visiting or calling the ticket office on 0344 856 1966.

Supporters can also get this fixture effectively free if they buy a half season card before 5pm on Friday, with this game being included on top of the remaining 11 home games of the Championship campaign.

How To Follow The Game

This fixture is available to watch live on iFollow PNE worldwide as part of the EFL’s extended coverage during the World Cup.

Match passes are available to purchase for £10, while audio match and monthly passes are also on sale here.

There will also be our usual coverage of the fixture across our social media channels and here on PNE.Com.

In The Dressing Room

With several players having missed last weekend’s victory over Blackburn Rovers through injury, Ryan Lowe is hopeful of at least one returning to the fold.

He confirmed in his pre-match press conference that one or two would be taking part in training on Thursday or Friday, and that their progress would be assessed ahead of the game.

Troy Parrott will definitely miss out, with the manager expecting to have the Irish forward back for the Huddersfield Town FA Cup game.

A Look At Our Visitors

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It’s the start of a new era at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon, with head coach Neil Critchley set to take charge of the team for the first time since his appointment last weekend.

The former Blackpool and Liverpool U23 boss goes into Loftus Road following the departure of Michael Beale to Scottish side Rangers, and Critchley is tasked with getting the R’s back on track.

After an impressive start to the campaign, things haven’t gone as well in recent games, as they head into the weekend winless in six – with five of those matches ending in defeat.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 49
PNE wins: 19
Draws: 17
QPR wins: 13
Last meeting: PNE 2-1 QPR, 9th April 2022

One To Watch

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Attacking midfielder Chris Willock is often a man QPR turn to for inspiration, and he regularly comes up with the goods.

Following an impressive 2021/22 campaign, which saw the Arsenal Academy graduate directly contribute to 18 goals, so far this season he’s been involved in seven.

With fellow attacking spark Ilias Chair still away with Morocco at the Qatar World Cup, skilful dribbler Willock could have a big part to play as he looks for his first goal since the start of October.

Match Officials

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After officiating the last fixture at Deepdale – a defeat to Millwall – Oliver Langford is back in Lancashire this weekend.

It will be the third time this season which Langford has refereed a North End fixture, after taking charge of the Rotherham United and Millwall matches.

He has been the main official for 17 matches in total this season, showing 65 yellow cards and one red so far.


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