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Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

26 January 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

26 January 2023

Preston North End will look for a first victory over Tottenham Hotspur since 1966 when the Premier League side come to Deepdale for FA Cup fourth round action this weekend.

Match Information
Saturday 28th January, 6pm kick-off
Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
Home kit – available in-store and online!

Supporter Information

Ticket News

Buy Tickets For Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Clash

26 January 2023

Tickets remain on sale for this fixture for supporters registered on the club’s database before Monday 9th January 2023, and they can be purchased online from, in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

Please be aware, this game is not included in your season card and therefore tickets must be purchased separately. Tickets can, however, be loaded onto your season card so there will be no need for a paper ticket, unless specified in your booking confirmation.

The fan zone will be open to PNE supporters from 3pm, with live music and food and drink on offer before the game, while it will also reopen after the match, with full information and timings to be found here.

Tyrers' matchday shuttle bus service will be running from Leyland through Bamber Bridge, with £5 return tickets available upon boarding. Timings for the service can be found below.

Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 4.20pm
The Railway Pub, Leyland – 4.30pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 4.35pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 4.40pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 5pm

How To Follow The Game

FA Cup fixtures are unable to be streamed live on iFollow, however the match is being shown live on BBC One in the UK, with coverage starting at 5.40pm.

The game is also available to watch on several different channels around the world, therefore supporters are advised to check their local TV listings.

Audio commentary will be accessible as usual on iFollow, however only audio monthly passes can be bought, with match passes unavailable for FA Cup fixtures. You can subscribe here.

In The Dressing Room

PNE will be without loanee Troy Parrott for this fixture, with the forward unavailable for selection against his parent club.

Liam Delap is also unable to feature, having represented Stoke City in their third round victory over Hartlepool United.

Ryan Lowe confirmed, however, that Ben Whiteman and Brad Potts were back in training, and therefore should be in contention to feature.

Matchday Programme


Tom Cannon is the featured interview in our matchday programme, The One And Only, for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The young forward, who joined on loan from Everton earlier in the month, discusses the game against Spurs, how he's enjoying his early days at PNE, while Tom also tells us more about his journey through the Toffees' Academy.

You can pick up a copy from around the ground on Saturday for £3.50, or alternatively order a programme to be delivered to your door by clicking here.

A Look At Our Visitors


Tottenham Hotspur – who currently sit fifth in the Premier League table – booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 victory at home to Portsmouth.

Since that game, Spurs have suffered defeats to the division’s top two, Arsenal and Manchester City, before beating Fulham at the beginning of the week.

Antonio Conte will be keen for his side to progress in the competition, having been knocked out of the Carabao Cup at their point of entry, as Spurs look to add their first silverware since their League Cup success in the 2007/08 campaign.

Going Head To Head


Games played: 68
PNE wins: 30
Draws: 17
Spurs wins: 21
Last meeting: PNE 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur, 23rd September 2009

One To Watch


All eyes – even more than usual – will be on Harry Kane this weekend as he looks to become Tottenham Hotspur’s top goalscorer of all time.

The striker, who is also England’s joint-top scorer in international history, was said to have levelled Jimmy Greaves’ famous record of 266 goals for Spurs earlier in the week.

However, two goals which Greaves scored in the Charity Shield seem to have been left out of the legend’s tally and there is some dispute regarding whether or not these should count.

So, depending on who you ask, it will take either one or three goals for Kane to break free as the club’s top scorer but, either way, it appears just a matter of time.

Match Officials


Experienced referee Peter Bankes will take charge of his second fixture at Deepdale this season on Saturday.

Bankes, who officiates in the Premier League primarily, refereed the 1-1 home draw against Burnley earlier this season, and his only previous experience of taking charge of a PNE game in the FA Cup was back in 2018, when North End won 5-1 at Wycombe Wanderers.

So far this season, Bankes has shown 87 yellow cards and one red in 20 games, with that sole dismissal being Nottingham Forest’s Orel Mangala, incidentally in a match against Spurs.

Pre-Match Thoughts

Gaffer Wants PNE To
Express Themselves
Ryan Ledson Says PNE Will
'Have A Good Go' At Spurs

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