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Match Preview: Leicester City (H)

22 July 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview: Leicester City (H)

22 July 2022

PNE will conclude their pre-season schedule on Saturday afternoon with a home tie against Premier League side Leicester City.

North End will welcome the Foxes to Deepdale for a 3pm kick-off in their sixth and final friendly, before Championship action kicks off against Wigan Athletic on Saturday 30th July.

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will be on sale right up until kick-off, either in person from the ticket office, over the phone on 0344 856 1966 or online from Ticket prices are also discounted for Ambassadors.

Please be aware that tickets for Wigan Athletic will go off sale from the ticket office at 1pm on the day of the game.

Our fan zone will once again be open to home supporters from 12 noon, with drinks, food, live music and family activities all on offer. It will also reopen to fans after full-time, with last orders at approximately 5.45pm.

Match Coverage

Leicester City will be live streaming the game free of charge both on their official website and on their YouTube channel.

We will be providing our usual coverage across our social media channels before, during and after the game, with reaction to follow on PNE.Com.

Matchday Programme

Our double header programme for the Hearts and Leicester friendlies will once again be available on Saturday afternoon from around the ground.

Supporters can buy the 32-page issue – which includes an interview with Ben Woodburn and a detailed insight on the Leicester team – for £2 at Deepdale, or you can order one to arrive straight to your home.

Find more details on the programme and how you can order one here.

PNE Team News

Sean Maguire will miss out once more through an Achilles problem, while Matthew Olosunde is a doubt due to a calf issue which ruled him out of the midweek Hearts friendly.

Speaking after that game, manager Ryan Lowe admitted he hadn’t decided what his plan was going to be in terms of giving minutes to his players on Saturday afternoon.

Lowe’s main priority is that he comes out of the weekend with at least a 20-man squad to pick from when it comes to the opening game of the Championship season against Wigan Athletic next Saturday.

The Opposition


Leicester City – who finished eighth in the Premier League last term – have played three games so far in pre-season, with their most recent outing ending in a 4-0 victory over Championship side Hull City.

While the Foxes also have a friendly scheduled for 1pm against Derby County on Saturday, there will be a strong squad heading to Deepdale, including North End's 2021/22 Player of the Year Daniel Iversen.

Leicester are yet to welcome any new faces to the side this summer, but there’s certainly no shortage of quality in their side, with the likes of Jamie Vardy and James Maddison just two attacking threats for PNE to be wary of.

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