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Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers (A)

9 November 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers (A)

9 November 2023

Preston North End will see in the international break with a Lancashire derby against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Match Details

Date: Friday 10th November, 8pm kick-off
Venue: Ewood Park
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Third kit

Supporter Information

Advance tickets are now sold out, however fans will be able to buy tickets on the night from the away ticket office at Ewood Park after 6pm. 

Attending supporters are advised to take a look through Blackburn Rovers' supporters' guide before arriving at Ewood Park. Fans should be aware that only card payments will be accepted at the stadium kiosks.

Who’s Available?

After playing 45 minutes in the Lancashire Senior Cup on Tuesday, defender Calvin Ramsay is expected to be part of the squad which will make the short journey to Ewood Park.

Andrew Hughes, who has been missing through injury since the end of September, could also make a return for this fixture.

Ali McCann and Jack Whatmough won't be back available until after the international break, while Emil Riis' long-awaited return is expected some time before Christmas.

Opposition Focus


After missing out on the Play-Offs by goal difference last season, Rovers will be hoping to put together another bid for the top six this time around.

Accumulating ten points in their opening ten matches of the campaign, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side started slightly slowly, however four wins in their previous five matches send them into Friday’s derby full of confidence.

Their last outing saw them win 3-1 away from home over Norwich City last weekend, with star man Sammie Szmodics scoring twice, and it looked as though Scott Wharton would be ruled out of this match after seeing red against the Canaries, but Rovers successfully appealed the decision.

A Recent Clash

Watch the highlights from December 2022 as North End put on a show in the snow at Ewood Park.

Follow The Action

Supporters around the world can listen to live commentary of the match on iFollow PNE, with Guy Clarke and Andy Fensome on the mic. Audio match and monthly passes can be purchased here.

With the game being shown live on Sky Sports, this fixture will be unavailable to watch on iFollow in the majority of regions around the world.

There will be the usual extensive coverage before, during, and after the match here on the club website and across the club’s social media channels.

Match Officials


Referee: Thomas Bramall
Assistant Referees:
Matthew Wilkes and Steven Meredith
Fourth Official:
Andrew Kitchen

Thomas Bramall, who officiated North End’s defeat to Leicester City last month, will take charge of this fixture. So far this season, he’s shown 33 yellow cards and one red.

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