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Match Preview: Southampton (A)

4 March 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Southampton (A)

4 March 2024

North End will make the long journey to high-flying Southampton on Wednesday as Ryan Lowe’s side look to extend the unbeaten run to eight matches.

Match Details

Date: Wednesday 6th March, 7.45pm kick-off
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Third kit

Supporter Information

Tickets are available to buy until 10am on matchday from the ticket office, over the phone on 0344 856 1966, and online.

Collections can be made until 11am, while they will also be available to pick up from Ticket Office 3 at St Mary's once the supporter coaches have arrived. Please note, photo ID must be produced to collect tickets.

Tickets can also be purchased on the night after 5pm from Ticket Office 3, with only card payments accepted here and inside the stadium.

Those attending are advised to read through Southampton’s guide for visiting fans, and supporters should also be aware there will be a pre-match light show.

Who’s Available?

There should be no fresh injury concerns for Ryan Lowe to worry about, with everyone seemingly coming through Saturday’s draw with Hull City unscathed.

Duane Holmes made his return from injury at the weekend as he came off the bench for his first appearance since the end of January.

Robbie Brady was also named as a substitute following a one-game absence, while Brad Potts and Ched Evans will again miss out on Wednesday.

Opposition Focus


Southampton sit fourth in the Championship table and eight points behind the second automatic spot, following Ipswich Town's victory on Tuesday night.

The Saints recently put together an incredible 25-match unbeaten run which catapulted them right towards the top of the division, however three defeats in their previous five matches have slowed down their push.

Buoyed by a last-minute 4-3 victory away to Birmingham City at the weekend, Russell Martin’s side will be desperate to collect as many points as possible before the end of the campaign as they attempt to seal an immediate return to the Premier League.

A Recent Clash

Milutin Osmajić and Brad Potts were on the scoresheet in October as North End took a point at Deepdale against the Saints.

Follow The Action

Supporters worldwide will be able to watch the game live on iFollow, with £10 match passes on sale, and it will also be included for overseas fans who have a video season pass.

Live commentary is also available as usual. Fans can buy a match pass for £2.50 or a £4.49 monthly pass.

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

Match Officials


Referee: Ben Toner
Assistant Referees: Rob Smith and George Byrne
Fourth Official: Gavin Ward

Ben Toner will take charge of a Preston North End fixture for the first time in his career on Wednesday night.

Toner has refereed seven Championship matches during his career, and in total this season he’s shown 120 yellow cards and one red in 24 games.

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