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Match Preview: Cardiff City (A)

8 February 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Cardiff City (A)

8 February 2024

PNE head to South Wales to take on Cardiff City this weekend, in search of consecutive victories in the Sky Bet Championship.

Match Details

Date: Saturday 10th February, 3pm kick-off
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Third kit

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale online until 3pm on Friday, while sales will continue until 5pm in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

Collections can be made until 6pm, while pre-paid and duplicate tickets can also be picked up on the day of the match from the away ticket office.

Cash-only pay on the day is available from the away ticket office at Gate 12, which opens at 1pm. Prices on the day will be increased by £3 for each age bracket, aside from juniors whose tickets will increase by £2.

Please note, the concourse kiosks are cashless.

Who’s Available?


Duane Holmes, who picked up an injury during the warm-up last weekend, will miss this one, but he could return as soon as next Saturday’s Lancashire derby against Blackburn Rovers.

It was hoped Ched Evans, who hasn’t been available since early January, would return in some capacity to training this week. He’s still in his rehabilitation stages, though, but he’s not expected to be out for much longer.

Manager Ryan Lowe described Kian Best as being “on the mend”, with the left-sided defender having missed the last two games through injury.

Opposition Focus


Heading into the weekend, Erol Bulut’s Cardiff City sit just a couple of points and three places below PNE in the Championship table.

Their 40 points accumulated have been picked up equally home and away, although the majority of those on their own turf were collected towards the start of the campaign when they won five out of six at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Since the beginning of November, though, it’s been one win from seven at home, but good victories on the road against Sheffield Wednesday, QPR and Watford have kept them within reach of the top six.

A Recent Clash

Tom Clarke scored the only goal of the game in December 2017 as PNE snatched a last-gasp victory in Cardiff.

Follow The Action

Fans overseas can watch this fixture live on iFollow PNE, with match passes on sale for £10.

Live commentary is available for supporters all around the world, with Guy Clarke behind the mic, and you can subscribe by clicking here.

You can follow extensive coverage of the fixture across the club’s social media channels and here on the  website.

Match Officials


Referee: Dean Whitestone
Assistant Referees: Daniel Leach and Blake Antrobus
Fourth Official: Ed Duckworth

Dean Whitestone will take charge of his second PNE fixture of the campaign, after being the main official for the home victory over Birmingham City in September.

In total this season, he has shown 67 yellow cards and two reds in 18 matches.

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