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Match Preview: Cardiff City (H)

9 March 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Cardiff City (H)

9 March 2023

Preston North End will aim to follow up last weekend’s point away to Watford and extend their five-game unbeaten run when Cardiff City come to Deepdale this Saturday.

Match Information
Saturday 11th March, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 36/46)
Home kit – 30% off in-store and online!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale right up until kick-off in person from the ticket office, while fans can also buy over the phone on 0344 856 1966 and online from

The Kop is also open to PNE supporters, and season card holders can swap their seat for this fixture by visiting or calling the ticket office, while non-season card holders can buy online.

Home supporters can visit the fan zone before and after the game this weekend, with doors open from 12 noon. There will be the usual selection of food and drink available, while live music will also be played prior to kick-off. Full details can be found in our Matchday Information article.

This fixture will be dedicated to the Her Game Too campaign and you can find out everything that's going on surrounding the campaign here.

How To Follow The Game

Supporters worldwide can listen to this game live on iFollow PNE, with Jonathan Breeze and David Buchanan on commentary duty. Subscribe to your match or monthly pass here!

This fixture has been selected for international coverage, therefore the game will be unavailable to watch on iFollow in the majority of regions worldwide. Supporters are advised to check their local TV listings to see if the game is being shown in their area.

There will also be the usual coverage across our social media channels before, during, and after the game.

Matchday Programme


Former Cardiff City defender Greg Cunningham is the cover star for this weekend's matchday programme, as the Bluebirds come to Deepdale.

North End's No.3 is the featured interview, discussing the team's recent run of form, his own performances, while reflecting on his decision to join the Welsh outfit back in 2018.

There's plenty more to read in The One And Only, and you can pick up a copy from around the ground for £3.50 on the day, or alternatively you can order an issue to be delivered to your home by clicking here.

In The Dressing Room

Andrew Hughes is back in training after missing the previous three matches through injury, and his fitness will be monitored prior to Saturday.

Aside from the long-term absentees, Ali McCann and Emil Riis, there are no fresh injury concerns to worry about heading into the weekend.

Daniel Johnson is set to play his 327th game in a Preston North End shirt, which will see him go joint-22nd in the club's all-time appearance list.

A Look At Our Visitors


Cardiff City are in their fourth consecutive Championship season, following relegation from the Premier League in the 2018/19 season.

Arriving at Deepdale with just six points separating them from a place in the relegation zone, Sabri Lamouchi’s side have no doubt taken confidence from their 2-0 Severnside derby victory over Bristol City last Saturday.

Despite the bragging rights and the all-important three points, they lost their starting ‘keeper Ryan Allsop due to a straight red card, meaning the Bluebirds will require Jak Alnwick’s help at Deepdale.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 100
PNE wins: 36
Draws: 25
Cardiff City wins: 39
Last victory: Cardiff City 0-1 PNE, 29th December 2017

One To Watch


Jaden Philogene has been a young talent proving his worth through Cardiff City’s tough season, since joining on loan from Premier League side Aston Villa in the summer.

The England youth international has already netted four goals in all competitions, with his most recent strike coming last weekend to clinch a 2-0 Championship victory over rivals Bristol City.

A 21-year-old winger, who can also operate in the midfield on either flank, Philogene possesses the turn of pace and chance creation which can keep any defence on their toes.

Match Officials


David Webb is the referee in charge of Saturday afternoon’s game, having overseen both sides on one previous occasion this season.

Webb gave five yellow cards and a penalty to the hosts when PNE beat Reading 2-1 away from home in November, while his Cardiff City game ended in a 1-0 victory to Hull City, despite the Bluebirds missing a crucial penalty.

In total this season, he has taken charge of 30 matches, showing 90 yellow cards and three reds.

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