Preston North End will look for their ninth away victory of the Championship season this weekend, as they head to East Yorkshire to take on Hull City.
Venue: MKM Stadium
Date: Saturday 18th February, 3pm kick-off
Competition: Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 32/46)
Kit: Home kit – available in-store and online!
Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale until 1pm on Friday online from www.mypne.com, while sales will continue in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 5pm.
Supporters can also collect pre-paid and duplicate tickets from the home ticket office in Hull on the day.
PNE fans are welcome to visit Hull City’s Tigers Trust Arena Bar from 1.15pm on Saturday, which offers a wide selection of drinks which are the cheapest in the stadium complex. The bar is located just a few minutes away from the coach drop-off point, right next to the main car park.
How To Follow The Game
Supporters in the UK and Ireland can listen to the game live on iFollow, with audio match and monthly passes available to purchase here.
Those overseas can watch the match live on iFollow PNE, included in seasonal subscriptions, while £10 match passes can be bought here.
There will also be extensive coverage across our social media channels and here on PNE.Com before, during, and after the game.
In The Dressing Room
Preston North End will be without Ben Whiteman and Ched Evans for this fixture, with both players serving their respective suspensions.
Whiteman is set to miss the next three matches, while Evans has two games remaining on his retrospective ban.
There are no fresh injury concerns for manager Ryan Lowe to worry about, with long-term absentee Emil Riis the only man expected to be sidelined.
A Look At Our Hosts
It’s been an up-and-down season so far for Hull City, having started the campaign strongly, before going through a tricky run of results which saw them drop towards the bottom of the division.
Since former Derby County coach Liam Rosenior was appointed as manager, though, it’s been much more of an upward curve.
They had lost just twice in 13 Championship matches heading into their game against Norwich City midweek, which saw them lose 3-1 at the home of the Canaries, so they’ll be looking for a reaction this weekend.
Going Head To Head
Games played: 65
PNE wins: 29
Hull City wins: 21
Last victory: Hull City 0-1 PNE
One To Watch
Óscar Estupiñán is by far and away the Tigers’ top goalscorer so far this campaign, having netted 12 in the league, with defender Jacob Greaves sitting second on their list of scorers with four.
The Colombian striker joined the club in July 2022 and really hit the ground running, scoring seven goals in his first six games, and he was named the Championship Player of the Month for August as a result of that form.
A dry spell followed, netting just once in 14 matches, but he hit form once more after Christmas, scoring in four successive games, and he'll no doubt continue to be a key man moving forward.
Sam Allison will referee his first Championship fixture this weekend.
Allison – a firefighter and former semi-professional footballer – took charge of his first EFL game in the 2020/21 campaign, and he’s regularly officiated in League One and League Two ever since.
So far this campaign, Allison has been refereed 24 games, showing 73 yellow cards and four reds in that period.