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Match Preview: Norwich City (H)

12 April 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Norwich City (H)

12 April 2024

Preston North End face Norwich City at Deepdale on Saturday in a crucial clash in the race for the top six.

Match Details

Date: Saturday 13th April, 3pm kick-off
Venue: Deepdale
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Home kit

Supporter Information

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

The Bowler Hat will be open again on Saturday, as will The Gentry Bar, and full opening times will be confirmed ahead of matchday.

Fans can make use of the club’s shuttle bus to get to and from Deepdale, with the service running from Leyland through Bamber Bridge on its way to the stadium. Return tickets can be bought on board for £6 and timings are 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

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.

Fans should be aware that with the Grand National taking place at 4pm this year, it will not be shown live on the concourses as usual.

Who’s Available?

Liam Millar is "highly unlikely" to make the weekend's game as he continues to mend a groin issue, while Ben Whiteman and Brad Potts also remain sidelined.

Alan Browne returned to the squad for Tuesday night and came on as a substitute after missing two matches, and he'll be pushing to start this one.

So will Milutin Osmajić after his hat-trick heroics against Huddersfield Town, and Ched Evans will also be in contention after being named on the bench during the week.

Opposition Focus


Only one side have picked up more points so far this calendar year than Norwich City, with the Canaries taking 34 points from their matches in 2024.

That form has seen them jump up to occupy the final Play-Off spot, which they’ll be desperate to hang on to until the end of the campaign.

The Canaries arrive at Deepdale on the back of a draw against Sheffield Wednesday, which saw David Wagner's side surrender a two-goal lead, and the game prior was a derby day victory over automatic promotion contenders and fierce rivals Ipswich Town.

A Recent Clash

North End took a point and a clean sheet from East Anglia in the reverse fixture in December.

Follow The Action

Live commentary of this fixture is available on iFollow PNE to supporters worldwide, with both match and monthly passes available to buy here.

Fans overseas can also watch the game live with a £10 match pass.

There will be the usual extensive coverage of the action across the club’s social media channels and here on the website.

Match Officials


Referee: Andrew Kitchen
Assistant Referees: James Wilson and Craig Taylor
Fourth Official: David Webb

Andrew Kitchen will referee only the second North End fixture of his career this weekend, following the 4-0 defeat away to Middlesbrough in November.

So far this term, Kitchen has dished out 91 yellow cards and three reds in 30 matches.

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