Preston North End will face Lancashire rivals Burnley for the first time in six years on Tuesday night, under the lights at Deepdale.
Date: Tuesday 13th September, 8pm kick-off
Competition: Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 9/46)
Kit: Home kit – available to buy in-store and online!
Tickets for this fixture will be on sale right up until kick-off, and supporters can buy from the ticket office at Deepdale, online from www.mypne.com or over the phone on 0344 856 1966. Please note, only fans with a previous purchase history at the club can buy tickets for this game.
Supporters should be aware that after the match there will be some crowd control measures in place, with the police set to block Lowthorpe Road by its junction with Lowthorpe Crescent. Full details can be found here.
Tributes will be paid to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in this fixture. A minute’s silence will take place prior to the game, with Russell Watson then set to perform the national anthem immediately afterwards.
The fan zone will be open to home supporters once again from 5.30pm until 7.45pm, while it will also reopen after the game until 10.45pm. There will be live music performed before the game by Paul Darran, while the usual selection of food and drink will be available.
How To Follow The Game
As this game is being shown live on Sky Sports, it will not be available to watch live on iFollow PNE. Fans are advised to check their local TV listings to see whether the match is available to watch in their area.
Live commentary will be available as normal from Guy Clarke and Andy Fensome, with match passes on sale for £2.50, or you can buy a monthly pass for £4.49. Subscribe here!
You can also follow coverage across our social media channels before, during, and after the game.
We pay tribute to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on the front cover of the latest edition of our matchday programme, The One And Only.
Inside the matchday programme you can find all the usual content, including a featured interview with defender Greg Cunningham.
You can get your hands on a copy of the programme from around the ground for £3.50, while copies can be ordered online to arrive at your door by clicking here.
In The Dressing Room
Ryan Lowe has almost a fully-fit squad to choose from on Tuesday evening, with Ben Woodburn the only absentee. The former Liverpool man is expected to be available for the Sunderland match at the beginning of October.
Aside from Ben, the manager is hopeful of being able to choose from the rest of his squad, with Andrew Hughes, Bambo Diaby and Sean Maguire all now recovered from their respective injuries.
Robbie Brady, who has started each Championship match so far this season, could come up against his former side, who he made 87 appearances for.
A Look At Our Visitors
It’s been all change at Turf Moor over the past few months, with former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany taking over as manager, while 16 players have come through the door.
It’s not just personnel which has altered, though. Kompany has got his Clarets playing his own possession-based style of football, and they have adapted to that well, taking 13 points from their opening eight matches.
A familiar name tops Burnley’s scoring charts so far this season, with former PNE midfielder Josh Brownhill having scored four goals already – bettering his combined total from the past two-and-a-half seasons.
Going Head To Head
Games played: 131
PNE wins: 53
Burnley wins: 52
Last victory: Burnley 0-2 PNE, 5th December 2015
One To Watch
One of the later additions to the squad at Turf Moor, attacker Nathan Tella has wasted no time settling in to life in Lancashire.
The 23-year-old joined the club on a season-long loan from Southampton in August, and the deal looked like a real coup at the time, and his performances since have done nothing to suggest otherwise.
A diminutive winger with plenty of pace, Tella has made six league appearances for Burnley with a return of three goals – two of those coming in a dramatic 3-3 draw in another derby against Blackpool.
Experienced official Peter Bankes will be the man in the middle on Tuesday night.
Premier League referee Bankes has taken charge of four top flight matches so far this season, as well as two Europa Conference League fixtures.
He last refereed a North End game in the 2020/21 campaign, when PNE came out 1-0 winners away to Swansea City.