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Match Preview: West Brom (A)

3 May 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: West Brom (A)

3 May 2024

Preston North End’s 2023/24 season will come to a close this weekend with a trip to The Hawthorns to take on West Brom.

Match Details

Date: Saturday 4th May, 12.30pm kick-off
Venue: The Hawthorns
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Kit: Third kit

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture are now off sale and there will be none available to buy on the day.

Pre-paid tickets can be collected on the day from the East Stand ticket office from 11am.

Supporters should be aware that there will be no tram service running to the Hawthorns due to engineering works. Supporters travelling to Birmingham New Street are advised to walk to Birmingham Snow Hill station, where trains will run from to The Hawthorns.

Supporters are reminded that the club has a zero-tolerance policy towards behaviours such as abuse, discrimination, anti-social behaviour, pyrotechnics, and pitch encroachment, and each of these can result in serious sanctions.

Who’s Available?

Ryan Lowe is expecting everyone who was part of the matchday squad on Monday night against Leicester City to again be involved this weekend.

Ali McCann, Ben Whiteman, and Brad Potts will all miss out again through injury.

Ched Evans could make his 400th career appearance if he features, while 16-year-old Theo Mawene, who became the club’s seventh-youngest appearance maker on Monday, will be hoping for more minutes.

Opposition Focus


It looked as though West Brom had all but sealed their Play-Off spot a few weeks back, but one victory in their previous seven matches has meant their fate is still to be sealed on the final day.

After finishing ninth last season, Carlos Corberán’s side have enjoyed a great campaign and they hold the division’s sixth best record at home, picking up 46 points from their 22 matches.

Heading into the final day, there’s three teams fighting for two Play-Off places, with Norwich City currently sitting fifth and travelling to Birmingham City, and Hull City in seventh head to Plymouth Argyle.

A Recent Clash

Goals from Emil Riis and Cameron Archer earned North End a 2-0 victory at The Hawthorns in January 2022.

Follow The Action

This fixture will be available to watch on iFollow for supporters around the world, including in the UK and Ireland. Match passes can be bought here.

Live commentary is also available around the world, with Jonathan Breeze and David Buchanan on the mic. You can buy an audio match pass here.

Extensive coverage can be followed across social media channels and here on the website.

Match Officials


Referee: Stephen Martin
Assistant Referees:
Mark Dwyer and Rob Smith
Fourth Official:
David Webb

Stephen Martin will referee his second North End match of the campaign on Saturday, after taking charge of the recent 3-0 victory over Rotherham United.

Martin has been the main official for 21 matches so far this season, showing 104 yellow cards and two reds.

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