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Match Preview: Coventry City (H)

2 November 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Coventry City (H)

2 November 2023

North End will look for a 2,000th league win in club history on Saturday when Coventry City come to Deepdale.

Match Details

Date: Saturday 4th November, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship
Home kit

Supporter Information

Tickets for this match will stay on sale right up until kick-off from the ticket office both in person and over the phone on 0344 856 1866, and also online.

This fixture will mark our annual Armed Forces and dedicated Remembrance matchday as we honour those who serve or have served their lives in battle. Click here to find out how the day is being marked.

PNE fans can visit The Gentry Bar before and after the match on Saturday, with doors opening at 11am, and full timings will be confirmed in the Matchday Information article, to be published on Friday.

Supporters can use the matchday shuttle bus for this fixture, with return tickets priced at £6 on-board and timings can be found below:

Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 1.20pm
The Railway Pub, Leyland – 1.30pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 1.35pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 1.40pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 2pm

Who’s Available?

Ryan Lowe is hoping to be able to call upon Andrew Hughes, who has been missing since the end of September, and Will Keane who limped off last weekend against Hull City.

Calvin Ramsay is now back with North End after completing his rehabilitation with parent club Liverpool, however the right back will need time to get back up to match speed.

Ali McCann, Greg Cunningham and Jack Whatmough aren’t expected to be back until after the international break.

Opposition Focus


After coming ever so close to sealing Premier League football last season – losing in the Play-Off final on penalties – things haven’t quite followed on in the same vein for Coventry City.

The Sky Blues lost a few of their star men throughout the summer and currently sit 20th in the table. However, with Mark Robins in charge, who has achieved two promotions at the helm, there will be confidence fortunes will turn.

Coventry will arrive at Deepdale on Saturday looking for just a second away victory of the campaign, which would mark their first win over PNE in 20 matches.

A Recent Clash

Emil Riis scored a 73rd-minute winner for Preston North End away at Coventry in August 2022 to extend the unbeaten start to the season.

Follow The Action

Supporters worldwide can listen to live commentary of this fixture, with Jonathan Breeze and Andy Fensome on the mic. Audio match and monthly passes can be bought here.

Fans overseas will be able to watch live on iFollow PNE. Click here to subscribe.

There will also be extensive coverage before, during, and after the match on our social media channels and here on the club website.

Match Officials


Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn
Fourth Official: Sam Allison

Anthony Taylor – an experienced official in the Premier League, European competitions and international tournaments – will take charge of this fixture.

He and his two assistants officiated this year's Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup finals. Taylor last took charge of a PNE match in December 2008.

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