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Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle (H)

15 September 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle (H)

15 September 2023

Preston North End are back at home this weekend following the international break, looking to extend the unbeaten start made to the Championship season as Plymouth Argyle come to Deepdale.

Match Details

Date: Saturday 16th September, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship
Home kit – available to buy in-store and online!

Supporter Information

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

Before and after the match, PNE fans can visit The Gentry Bar for drinks and entertainment, with live music being performed in the build-up to kick-off. Full timings and offerings will be confirmed in the Matchday Information article, to be published ahead of the weekend.

The club will also be raising awareness and paying respect for those impacted by the tragic disasters in Morocco and Libya in recent days. Fans can offer their support by clicking here.

Who’s Available?

New signings Liam Millar and Milutin Osmajić are in line to make their debuts for Preston North End on Saturday afternoon.

After limping off during international duty for Republic of Ireland, top scorer Will Keane has been back with PNE during the past week and he'll be assessed ahead of the weekend.

Ben Whiteman and Robbie Brady, who have been out injured all season, have returned to full training and will be in contention for the first time this weekend.

The only players expected to be unavailable are Ched Evans, Emil Riis and Calvin Ramsay, with the latter currently doing rehab with parent club Liverpool.

Pre-Match Chat


Get ready for Saturday's match by watching pre-match interviews with manager Ryan Lowe and defender Andrew Hughes.

Opposition Focus


Manager Ryan Lowe is coming up against familiar faces this weekend, having joined North End in December 2021 from Plymouth Argyle, who he led back to League One in the 2019/20 season.

His right-hand man was one of his best friends Steven Schumacher and it was he who took over at Home Park following Ryan’s departure, and under his management Argyle accumulated 101 points last season to secure promotion to the Championship.

The Pilgrims have made a mixed start to the campaign, having won twice, drawn once and lost twice, and on Saturday they’ll look for their first away victory of the season.

Follow The Action

Supporters can listen to live commentary of this fixture from Jonathan Breeze and Andy Fensome on iFollow PNE. Click here to buy a match or monthly pass.

Fans overseas can also watch live on iFollow, with £10 match passes available to buy here.

You can also follow all the action across our social media channels and here on the club website.

Match Officials


Referee: Gavin Ward
Assistant Referees: Adam Crysell and Greg Read
Fourth Official: Andrew Kitchen

This weekend, Gavin Ward will take charge of his first PNE fixture since March 2023 when he officiated the goalless draw at Vicarage Road.

So far this season, he’s shown 20 yellow cards in five matches.

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