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Match Preview: Salford City (H)

7 August 2023

Preston North End and Salford City will meet in competitive action for the first time ever on Tuesday evening in round one of the Carabao Cup.

Match Details

Date: Tuesday 8th August, 7.45pm
Carabao Cup Round One
Home kit – available to buy in-store and online!

Supporter Information

The ticket office will be open from 9am on Tuesday morning and tickets will be available to buy in person, over the phone on 0344 856 1966 and from right up until kick-off.

The Gentry Bar will be open to home supporters before the game, with full details and timings to be confirmed in our Matchday Information article which will be published on Tuesday.

Please note, installation of the Gentry Wall has begun and is well underway, however this will not be completed until the opening home match of the Sky Bet Championship campaign against Sunderland.

Who’s Available?


Competitive debuts were handed to new signings Duane Holmes, Mads Frøkjær and Will Keane on Saturday, and all three could make their official Deepdale bow in this fixture.

The club’s newest recruit Jack Whatmough was an unused substitute and is expected to start on Tuesday night, however Calvin Ramsay and Layton Stewart are unlikely to play a part.

The same can be said for Greg Cunningham who is back in full training after a slight issue, but Tuesday will come too soon.

Pre-Match Chat


Hear from manager Ryan Lowe and midfielder Duane Holmes ahead of this Carabao Cup tie.

Opposition Focus


After a heartbreaking end to the 2022/23 campaign, with a Play-Off semi-final penalty shootout defeat, Salford City began the season well at the weekend.

The Ammies – managed by former Manchester United U23 coach Neil Wood – won 2-0 against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday afternoon, thanks to goals from Conor McAleny and Matt Smith.

In what looks like a strong Sky Bet League Two division this season, Salford are among those fancied to finish towards the top, such is the strength and experience in their squad.

Follow The Action

As per previous campaigns, Carabao Cup matches are unable to be streamed live anywhere in the world.

Audio commentary is available, though, and a match pass can be purchased for just £2.50 by clicking here, while monthly passes can be bought here.

There will also be coverage across our social media channels and here on the club website.

Match Officials


Referee: Tom Reeves
Assistant Referees: Lewis Raper and Alan Clayton
Fourth Official: Robert Madley

Tom Reeves will officiate North End for the first time ever in this fixture. He oversaw an eventful match at the weekend, refereeing MK Dons’ 5-3 victory over Wrexham.

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