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Match Preview: West Brom (H)

28 September 2023

Preston North End are back at Deepdale on Saturday looking for a fifth successive home victory.

Match Details

Date: Saturday 30th September, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship
Home kit – available in-store and online!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will be on sale right up until kick-off from the ticket office, while fans can also buy online from

Home supporters can take in the pre-match atmosphere in The Gentry Bar from 11am for drinks and entertainment. Full timings and offerings can be found in the Matchday Information article, which will be published prior to matchday.

The matchday shuttle bus service will be available for fans to use, with return tickets costing £6 and timings as follows:

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

Simon Nash, who recently retired from his role as Deepdale Duck, will be presented at half-time for fans to show their appreciation for his efforts during his time as the club’s famous mascot.

Pre-Match Chat


Hear from manager Ryan Lowe and midfielder Ben Whiteman ahead of the weekend's clash with West Brom.

Who’s Available?

Will Keane, who has missed the previous three fixtures, has come to the final stages of his rehabilitation, however he will need to be assessed ahead of the weekend.

Emil Riis – sidelined since January – is back in part-contact training, as is fellow long-term absentee Ched Evans, who is due for a scan in early October which could clear him to return to action.

Calvin Ramsay is also coming to the end of his rehabilitation with parent club Liverpool and could be back at Euxton within the next few weeks.

Opposition Focus


West Brom have made a mixed start to the campaign, having won and lost twice respectively in their opening eight matches.

Still without an away victory, Carlos Corberán’s side will be looking to kickstart their season at Deepdale, where they are winless since December 2019.

There’s certainly no lack of individual quality within the Baggies’ ranks, with the likes of Jed Wallace and John Swift having been top performers in the Championship in recent years – however both were only used as substitutes in their previous outing.

A Recent Clash

North End secured a first home victory of the season against West Brom last October courtesy of a seventh-minute Emil Riis goal.

Follow The Action

Supporters can listen to live commentary of the match from Jonathan Breeze and David Buchanan 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


Josh Smith – who took charge of North End’s home victory over Swansea City last month – will referee this fixture.

So far this season, he’s officiated nine matches, showing 27 yellow cards and one red.

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