Preston North End will look to continue the positive start made to the Sky Bet Championship campaign this weekend away from home against Sheffield Wednesday.
Date: Saturday 19th August, 3pm kick-off
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Away kit – available to buy in-store and online!
Tickets for Saturday’s match will remain on sale from www.mypne.com until 3pm on Friday, while sales will continue in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 5pm.
Collections can be made until 6pm, and any tickets uncollected can then be picked up from the away turnstiles on the day of the match.
Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed there will be no option to pay on the day.
Ryan Lowe has confirmed that Liverpool loanee Calvin Ramsay will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after suffering an injury setback.
The manager also expects to be able to choose from the same squad which was available to him last time out against Sunderland.
Robbie Brady isn’t far off a return from a calf injury, while Ben Whiteman is back with a ball at his feet.
Watch manager Ryan Lowe’s pre-match interview ahead of a return to his former club.
Sheffield Wednesday secured their return to the Championship after two years away in remarkable fashion via the Play-Offs.
Darren Moore’s side came back from a 4-0 first-leg defeat to Peterborough United, winning 5-1 in the second and then progressing via a penalty shootout, before scoring in the dying moments of extra-time at Wembley.
Moore departed, however, and Xisco Muñoz has since taken over as boss, and he’ll be hoping to quickly improve on a start which has seen them lose their opening two league matches.
A Recent Clash
A superb Tom Barkhuizen volley earned North End a 1-0 victory at home against the Owls in November 2020.
Follow The Action
Supporters can listen to the match live on iFollow PNE, with a £2.50 match pass or £4.49 monthly pass. Commentary comes from Guy Clarke and Chris Sedgwick.
This fixture has been selected for international coverage and will therefore be unavailable to watch on iFollow PNE in those selected territories. Fans are advised to check their local TV listings to see whether the match is being shown in their area.
You can also follow the action across our social media channels and here on PNE.Com.
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Referees: Richard Wild and Jonathan Hunt
Fourth Official: Simon Mather
Jeremy Simpson will take charge of this weekend’s fixture, almost a month on from refereeing PNE’s draw against Fleetwood Town in pre-season which included a red card for both sides.