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Match Preview: Burnley (A)

9 February 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Burnley (A)

9 February 2023

Preston North End will head to Turf Moor for the first time since December 2015 this weekend, to take on a Burnley side sat top of the Championship.

Match Information
Turf Moor
Saturday 11th February, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 30/46)
Away kit – available in-store and online!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture are completely sold out, with PNE set to take 2,275 fans to Turf Moor. Supporters can collect their pre-purchased tickets from the North Stand car park in Burnley from 10am on Saturday morning.

PNE fans will be able to use the multi-faith prayer room, which is located between the North Stand and the Fanzone at Turf Moor, from 1.30pm until 20 minutes after full-time. Supporters wishing to use the prayer room at half-time can do so by meeting at Exit Gate C5, and a steward will be on hand to escort fans. Please note, there are no washroom facilities in the prayer room area, however supporters can use facilities in the Fanzone, which is only a short walk away.

Supporters are reminded that it is illegal and dangerous to carry or use smoke bombs or pyrotechnics, and individuals found to be doing so will face serious action, which could include prosecution by the police and a banning order.

How To Follow The Game

Supporters in the UK and Ireland are able to listen to the game live on iFollow PNE, with commentary coming from Guy Clarke and Graeme Atkinson. You can buy an audio match or monthly pass by clicking here.

Fans overseas can watch live on iFollow PNE, with £10 match passes available to purchase here.

There will also be extensive coverage before, during, and after the game on our social media channels and here on PNE.Com.

In The Dressing Room

PNE will be without Ched Evans as the striker serves the first game of a four-match suspension following retrospective action from The FA.

Manager Ryan Lowe confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Ben Whiteman and Troy Parrott - who both missed the previous fixture through injury - are back in training.

Midfielder Josh Onomah, after making his debut last weekend, has been doing double sessions while he looks to build up his match fitness. 

Emil Riis and Lewis Leigh remain the only absentees, with the rest of the squad available for selection for Saturday's Lancashire derby.

A Look At Our Hosts


Burnley head into the weekend’s game in a rich vein of form, having won each of their last nine Championship fixtures, and 13 of their last 14.

Having lost just twice all campaign, Vincent Kompany’s men are comfortable leaders of the division, with a seven-point gap between themselves and second place, and a 17-point cushion to third.

If they can continue on the same path, they could secure promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking well before the season is up.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 132
PNE wins: 53
Draws: 27
Burnley wins: 52
Last victory: Burnley 0-2 PNE, 5th December 2015

One To Watch


Manager Vincent Kompany made the most of his Belgian connections when recruiting players for his new-look Burnley side, with Anass Zaroury just one of those who arrived from the top tier of Kompany's homeland.

Zaroury – who represented Morocco at the Qatar World Cup – moved to East Lancashire in August 2022 and made his Championship bow for the Clarets at Deepdale against PNE.

Since that point, he has really endeared himself to the Burnley faithful, having scored six and assisted three in Championship action, and the skill he has at his disposal certainly seems to get the crowd off their seats.

Match Officials


Darren Bond will be the man to referee this weekend’s Lancashire derby.

Bond has taken charge of just one PNE fixture so far this season – the home draw against Watford in August 2022 – while he has been the main official for 25 games in total this campaign.

In that time, he has shown 115 yellow cards and two reds.

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