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Match Preview: Huddersfield Town (H)

8 April 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Huddersfield Town (H)

8 April 2024

Preston North End will play the first part of a double-header at Deepdale on Tuesday night when Huddersfield Town come to Lancashire.

Match Details

Date: Tuesday 9th April, 7.45pm kick-off
Venue: Deepdale
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Home kit

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will be available to buy up until kick-off in person from the ticket office, over the phone on 0344 856 1966, and online.

PNE fans can head to The Gentry Bar for drinks and live entertainment ahead of kick-off, and the new pop-up bar, The Bowler Hat, will also be open. Full timings will be confirmed in the Matchday Information article.

Supporters can use the matchday shuttle bus to get to and from the stadium, with the service running from Leyland through Bamber Bridge on its way to Deepdale. Return tickets cost £6 on-board and timings are as follows:

Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 6pm
The Railway, Leyland – 6.10pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 6.15pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 6.20pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 6.40pm

Supporters are reminded that the club has a zero-tolerance policy towards behaviours such as abuse, anti-social behaviour, pitch encroachment and any form of language which may be deemed discriminatory, and these can lead to serious sanctions.

Who’s Available?

Ryan Lowe is hoping to have a few players back at some stage this week, with Alan Browne and Liam Millar having missed Saturday’s draw in Watford.

Ched Evans travelled to Vicarage Road but wasn’t quite ready to make the squad. He is more likely to make the match against Norwich City than Huddersfield Town.

Ben Whiteman, Brad Potts and Ryan Ledson will remain sidelined.

Opposition Focus


Huddersfield Town arrive at Deepdale in need of points to take them further away from the relegation spots, sitting just a place above them as things stand.

The Terriers, under the guidance of former Schalke boss André Breitenreiter, won for the first time in seven matches at the weekend, as they beat relegation rivals Millwall courtesy of a 94th-minute winner.

With some tricky games to come between now and the end of the season, including Ipswich Town on the final day, Huddersfield will want to secure their safety sooner rather than later.

A Recent Clash

North End had a great night in Huddersfield in December as goals from Alan Browne, Will Keane and Ben Whiteman helped them come out 3-1 winners.

Follow The Action

Supporters around the world, including the UK and Ireland, can watch this match live on iFollow PNE, with £10 match passes on sale.

Audio match and monthly passes can also be bought here, with Guy Clarke and North End legend Tom Clarke on commentary duty.

Coverage of the match can be followed here on the website and across the club’s social media channels.

Match Officials


Referee: Lewis Smith
Assistant Referees:
Sam Lewis and James Wilson
Fourth Official:
Aaron Jackson

Lewis Smith will referee the first Preston North End match of his career on Tuesday night.

Smith was due to take charge of North End's away fixture against Hull City earlier in the campaign, but had to pull out due to illness.

In the 40 games Smith has refereed so far this season, he’s shown 157 yellow cards and six reds. Interestingly, he also took charge of three matches in Japan earlier this year.

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