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Match Preview: Luton Town (H)

13 February 2023

Preston North End return to Deepdale on Wednesday night, looking to get back to winning ways against Luton Town.

Match Information
Wednesday 15th February, 7.45pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 31/46)
Home kit – available in-store and online!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this game will remain on sale right up until kick-off, with supporters able to buy online from, in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

The Bill Shankly Kop will be split for this match, and season card holders can swap their usual seat for this stand by calling or visiting the ticket office. Non-season card holders are able to buy online from

The fan zone will be open as usual for this fixture, with live music, and food and drinks on offer. Full details of what’s going on at Deepdale will be outlined in our Matchday Information article, published prior to the game.

Raising funds to help provide vital aid in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquakes, PNECET staff will be based outside the fan zone with collection buckets, while proceeds raised through the Trust's Match Day Lottery will also be donated to the cause.

How To Follow The Game

Supporters worldwide, including those in the UK and Ireland, can watch the game live on iFollow PNE. Video match passes can be bought for £10 here.

Live commentary is also available, with Jonathan Breeze and David Buchanan on the mic, and you can buy your match or monthly pass here.

There will be the usual coverage of the game across our social media channels and also here on PNE.Com.

In The Dressing Room

Preston North End will once again be without striker Ched Evans, as he serves the second of his four-match suspension.

Ben Whiteman and Troy Parrott both made a return from injury in Saturday's Lancashire derby against Burnley, and they'll be pushing to start come Wednesday evening.

If Whiteman is to play any part, it will be his 100th appearance for PNE.

A Look At Our Visitors


Luton Town arrive at Deepdale in fantastic form, having lost just once in their previous eight Championship outings, accumulating 19 points in that run of fixtures.

The Hatters lost manager Nathan Jones to Southampton in November and, within a week, Rob Edwards came in to take over, and he has maintained Luton’s push for a Play-Off place.

Having lost out in the semi-finals last year to Huddersfield Town, the team from Bedfordshire will be hoping to go a step further this year for a shot at reaching the Premier League.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 51
PNE wins: 27
Draws: 10
Luton Town wins: 14
Last meeting: Luton Town 0-1 PNE, 13th August 2022

One To Watch


Leading the way for goals so far this season for Luton Town is striker Carlton Morris, who joined the club in the summer from Barnsley, who were relegated into League One.

He scored seven for the Tykes last term and that’s a total he’s already bettered during the current campaign, having netted 11 in his 29 appearances so far.

Morris – who is mostly used as a central striker – doesn’t have a great record of playing against North End so far in his career, however, having lost on each of his last four outings against the Lilywhites.

Match Officials


Josh Smith will referee his third Preston North End game of the season on Wednesday night.

North End have come out on top in both fixtures officiated by Smith so far this campaign, with wins coming at home to West Brom and down the road at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers.

Smith has refereed 23 games in total this season, showing 103 yellow cards and three reds.

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