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Match Preview: Bristol City (A)

11 October 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview: Bristol City (A)

11 October 2022

It’s another long away trip for Preston North End on Wednesday night as they back up a journey to Norwich with a venture to face Bristol City.

Match Information
Ashton Gate
Wednesday 12th October, 7.45pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 14/46)
Away kit – available online and in-store!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will be available from until 10am on Wednesday, with sales continuing until noon in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

There will be no option to pay on the day from Ashton Gate, but collections can be made from the away turnstiles at 6pm.

Supporters driving to the game are advised to click here for travel information provided by our hosts, with a number of lane closures on roads surrounding the stadium.

How To Follow The Game

Fans worldwide will be able to watch the game live on iFollow PNE with a £10 match pass.

There is also the option to listen to the game, with commentary coming from Adam Cottier and Rob Edwards. An audio match pass can be purchased for £2.49.

We will also be providing our usual coverage across our social media platforms and here on PNE.Com.

In The Dressing Room


Troy Parrott will miss the "foreseeable future" after picking up an injury in the aftermath of his first Championship goal for PNE against Norwich City.

Ryan Lowe is hopeful his side have recovered from a sickness bug which many of his players have been struggling with over the past few days.

Some players missed training on Monday, but everyone was involved on Tuesday morning before the squad made the journey to Bristol.

A Look At Our Hosts


Bristol City head in to the game following a below-par run of results, having picked up just one point in their past five Championship fixtures.

Their form which preceded that run was a complete contrast, with the Robins going eight games unbeaten, which included six victories.

They will be looking to correct their form quickly, especially after the weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Birmingham City, which boss Nigel Pearson described as awful and unacceptable.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 95
PNE wins: 34
Draws: 34
Bristol City wins: 27
Last meeting: PNE 2-2 Bristol City, 29th January 2022

One To Watch


Bristol City have a wide range of youth and experience in their squad, with the likes of Nahki Wells and Andreas Weimann offering great knowhow, combined with the rawness of youngsters such as Tommy Conway and Alex Scott.

The latter, just 19 years of age, enjoyed a breakthrough season last time out, and impressed despite playing most of his football in the somewhat unfamiliar position of right wing back.

This term, though, he’s become an established part of their midfield, and North End will almost certainly be looking to limit Scott’s impact on the game, given the quality of his performances, which have reportedly attracted the attention of some top clubs.

Match Officials


While Leigh Doughty was initially set to referee this game, it will be Keith Stroud with the whistle on Wednesday night.

The experienced EFL official will take charge of his first PNE game of the season, with his last North End fixture being the 1-1 draw away at Coventry City last term, which saw both sides have a player sent off.

Stroud has refereed ten games this season, showing 50 yellow cards and two reds, and he will be assisted by Craig Taylor and Greg Read, while Dean Whitestone is the fourth official.

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