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Match Preview: Norwich City (H)

12 January 2023

Preston North End will go looking for a third successive victory on Saturday when Norwich City come to Deepdale.

Match Information
Venue:
Deepdale
Date:
Saturday 14th January, 3pm kick-off
Competition:
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 27/46)
Kit:
Home kit – available in-store and online!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale until kick-off in person from the ticket office, while supporters can also buy over the phone on 0344 856 1966 and online from www.mypne.com.

The Kop will be split for this fixture and season card holders can swap their usual seat by visiting the ticket office or calling 0344 856 1966. Non-season card holders can buy tickets in the Kop online.

Non-season card holders who purchase a ticket for this fixture will be included in the second priority period of sales for our FA Cup game against Tottenham Hotspur.

How To Follow The Game

Supporters overseas can watch this game live on iFollow PNE, with £10 match passes available to buy here.

Fans in the UK and Ireland can listen to the match as usual, with £2.50 match passes on sale, while £4.49 monthly passes are also available. Commentary this weekend comes from Jonathan Breeze and Andy Fensome.

You can also follow the game across our social media channels and right here on PNE.Com.

In The Dressing Room

New signings Liam Delap and Tom Cannon will be available for selection and could make their PNE debuts in this fixture.

Manager Ryan Lowe confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Emil Riis is set to have an operation next week, with the Danish forward having suffered an ACL injury which will keep him out for the remainder of the season.

Fellow forward Troy Parrott may not be too far off, while Sean Maguire is also back on the grass with the squad, but both will be monitored and managed.

Brad Potts should be available despite an issue with his foot, while late decisions will be made on Ben Whiteman and Ched Evans who both have minor injuries.

A Look At Our Visitors

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Newly-appointed Norwich City boss David Wagner will be hoping he can add another promotion out of the Championship to his CV during his time with the Canaries.

Replacing Dean Smith as head coach last week, Wagner has inherited a side who were tipped to bounce straight back to the Premier League after relegation last season, but it hasn’t quite panned out that way yet as they currently sit 11th in the table.

They are still within touching distance of the Play-Offs, though, and the new Norwich boss has good memories of them, having steered Huddersfield Town to the top flight via the end-of-season lottery back in 2017.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 57
PNE wins: 18
Draws: 18
Norwich City wins: 21
Last victory: Norwich City 2-3 PNE, 8th October 2022

One To Watch

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Given what he’s done in previous seasons, everybody is well aware of the threat Teemu Pukki poses, but 22-year-old Josh Sargent is someone people perhaps don’t know as much about.

The United States international, who played three times at the Qatar World Cup, is the Canaries’ top scorer so far this season, with nine goals to his name in Championship action.

Formerly of Werder Bremen, Sargent has played much of his football from a wide position under Dean Smith this season, but new boss Wagner has indicated that the American is more likely to be used as a centre forward from now on.

Match Officials

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Stephen Martin is the man in the middle for this fixture, for what will be his first PNE match of the season.

The experienced official last took charge of a North End match in March 2022 when the Lilywhites were beaten at the home of Luton Town.

So far this season, Martin has been the main official in 13 matches, showing 48 yellow cards and two reds in those games.


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