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Match Preview: Swansea City (A)

17 April 2023

On Wednesday, Preston North End will head to South Wales to take on Swansea City in the penultimate away game of the Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Match Information
Venue: Stadium
Wednesday 19th April, 7.45pm kick-off
EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 43/46)
Third kit – available in-store and online!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale until 10am on the day of the game from, in person from the Deepdale ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

Fans can also buy on the night from the main ticket office at the Stadium, while tickets can be collected from the ticketing pod, which is located to the right of the main ticket office.

Supporters going to the game should be aware that cash is not accepted at the Stadium.

Coach travel has sold out for this fixture, however car parking at the ground can be pre-booked by clicking here.

How To Follow The Game

Supporters worldwide will be able to watch this game live on iFollow PNE, with match passes available for £10.

Fans can also choose to listen live, with BBC Radio Lancashire providing commentary for this fixture, while Rob Edwards is on co-commentary. Audio passes can be purchased here.

There will be the usual extensive coverage across all social media platforms and here on PNE.Com before, during, and after the game.

In The Dressing Room

Ryan Lowe should be able to choose from the same group of players who travelled to The Den to take on Millwall last weekend.

Everybody seemingly came through that game unscathed, with Liam Delap also returning from illness off the bench.

This game will come too soon for Ali McCann, while North End will also be without Alan Browne, Ched Evans, Emil Riis and Greg Cunningham.

A Look At Our Hosts


In his second season in charge of Swansea City, Russell Martin has got his side playing the possession-based style of football which he wanted to implement, and it now seems to be reaping rewards.

They head into Wednesday night having won four of their last five fixtures – keeping clean sheets in four of those matches – and they have closed what was a hefty gap to the Play-Off spots to seven points.

As good as their current form is, their season has ultimately been hurt by a few difficult patches, such as the one which preceded their current unbeaten streak which saw them lose seven out of nine Championship games.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 68
PNE wins: 23
Draws: 18
Swansea City wins: 27
Last meeting: PNE 1-0 Swansea City, 1st November 2022

One To Watch


Often operating as a sole striker, Joël Piroe remains not only Swansea’s key threat, but one of the biggest in the division.

After hitting 22 last season in his maiden campaign in England, the Dutch forward has got 16 to his name so far this term.

Two of those came in a recent away victory over Wigan Athletic, while he was also on the scoresheet in the Swans’ dramatic victory over their closest rivals Cardiff City at the beginning of the month.

Match Officials


Oliver Langford will take charge of his fourth Preston North End game of the season on Wednesday evening.

The three so far have been home fixtures at Deepdale, but North End have previously enjoyed themselves on the road with Langford in the middle, with notable victories coming in the 2018/19 season against Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers.

So far this campaign, Langford has taken charge of 26 matches, showing 95 yellow cards and one red.

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