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Match Preview: Swansea City (A)

21 December 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Swansea City (A)

21 December 2023

Preston North End will head to South Wales on Friday to take on Swansea City in the final away game of 2023.

Match Details

Date: Friday 22nd December, 7.45pm kick-off
Venue: Stadium
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Third kit

Supporter Information

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

Any pre-paid or duplicate tickets not already collected from Deepdale can be picked up on the night from the main ticket office, located at the South Stand of the stadium.

Supporters are reminded that stricter measures have been introduced in football this season to address illegal crowd behaviour such as entering the pitch, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics, throwing objects, as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.

Who’s Available?

After taking a knock to his ankle in the defeat to Watford, Liam Millar is expected to be ready and available for this fixture.

Emil Riis, who has been sidelined since the opening weekend of 2023, is not likely to feature before the end of the year, with the New Year now the target for the striker.

Ryan Lowe confirmed 23 outfield players were due to train on Thursday morning so there is plenty of competition for places.

Opposition Focus


Swansea City sit 18th in the Championship ahead of the weekend’s round of fixtures and they’re still without a permanent boss at the helm, since the departure of Michael Duff earlier this month.

Alan Sheehan, who was assistant to Duff, has been in interim charge ever since, tasting victory in his first match against Rotherham United, before a draw at Stoke City and defeat to Middlesbrough.

Swansea hasn’t been a particularly happy hunting ground for North End in years gone by, having only won there once since 1961.

A Recent Clash

North End came from behind in August 2023 courtesy of Andrew Hughes and Duane Holmes to beat Swansea City 2-1.

Follow The Action

Supporters worldwide will be able to watch this fixture live on iFollow PNE, with match passes available for £10. Fans overseas can also buy an international video half-season pass for £85.

Fans can also listen live, with commentary coming from Guy Clarke and Rob Edwards, and match passes and monthly passes are both on sale.

Extensive coverage can also be found across PNE’s social media channels and the club website.

Match Officials


Referee: Robert Madley
Assistant Referees: Craig Taylor and Blake Antrobus
Fourth Official: John Busby

Robert Madley will referee his second PNE match of the season on Friday, with his first incidentally coming against Swansea City’s rivals Cardiff City in November.

Madley has shown 67 yellow cards and four reds – including his dismissal of Robbie Brady – in 13 matches so far this season.

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