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Match Previews

PREVIEW: PNE Vs Barnsley

The inside track on the Reds' clash with Preston

4 October 2019

The Reds head to Deepdale in our final game before the international break and here's the preview...

The midweek point gained in the final minutes of Wednesday's clash with Derby County has put a spring in the step of Daniel Stendel's squad, as the run of successive defeats came to an end.

After throwing away an early lead for the second game running, Cauley Woodrow struck during injury time to salvage the Reds' first point in four games.

The first half goal came through Aapo Halme; the big Finn powering home a header from Alex Mowatt's inswinging free-kick for his first for the club. 

Cauley scores

A Chris Martin tap-in and a Tom Huddlestone penalty had given last season's playoff finalists a half-time lead.

Players and staff will be hoping that Wednesday night's result will prove a catalyst for brighter times moving forward considering the difficult start to the campaign.

Both Chris Stern and Conor Chaplin discussed the Derby match whilst looking ahead to the trip to Deepdale when speaking with the press midweek, and iFollow Barnsley subscribers can see their pre-match press conference videos in full by clicking on the videos below.

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Stendel will be hoping that midfielder Cameron McGeehan could be available this weekend. One of last season's key performers during the promotion run-in has taken part in training and could well be involved on Saturday.

It's still too soon for the likes of Bambo Diaby and Kenny Dougall respectively but places will be up for grabs as players look to impress the Gaffer before the football takes a weekly break for the European Championship qualifiers.

In terms of our hosts this weekend, North End currently occupy the final playoff spot having gained 18 points so far this season.

After losing their first two away fixtures (Millwall 1-0 and Swansea 3-2) the Lilywhites haven't looked back, remaining unbeaten since. 

Alex Neil

Led by former Reds midfielder Alex Neil, Preston have a wealth of talent at their disposal, and amongst their ranks are two more familiar faces. 

Brad Potts was a star for the Reds last season before his January move to Deepdale and fellow midfielder Ben Pearson shone for the club on loan four years ago. 

Historically, this has been a very tight fixture, with North End edging the record head-to-head with 22 victories to the Reds' 20. 

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The last time the sides met at Deepdale it was funnily enough Potts on the scoresheet for Barnsley with an equaliser in a 1-1 draw. 

The match will be streamed LIVE for our overseas subscribers, whilst Stendel's men are set to be backed by around 1,300 supporters in the flesh. 


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Match Reports

REPORT: Preston 5-1 Barnsley

5 October 2019

Emphatic defeat for the Reds at Deepdale as the search for a first victory since the opening day of the season continues.

Despite levelling the game at 1-1 before the half time interval, Barnsley were well beaten in the second period at Preston. 

Cameron McGeehan's first goal of the season had given the Reds hope of claiming something on their travels but it wasn't to be.

Head Coach, Daniel Stendel had made just the one change to his starting XI from the midweek draw against Derby, with McGeehan returning from injury to replace defender Mads Andersen; Toby Sibbick moving into defence in place of the Dane who dropped to the bench. 

In what was a competitive start to the game with crunching challenges going in in midfield, the hosts began to carve out a few opportunities as the game settled down.

The very bright Daniel Johnson for the home side took aim from range on 11 minutes which forced Reds stopper Brad Collins into a parrying save with Sean Maguire then half-volleying the rebound weakly into Collins' hands.

Lively wide-man Maguire was in again for another chance on 18 minutes but Collins denied him brilliantly low down after Johnson had found the Irishman with a cut-back from the right-hand side of the box.

The visitors tried to gain some impetus as we entered the second quarter of the game, with Jacob Brown having the Reds' best effort. The Halifax-born winger fizzed a strike from the edge of the box wide after some exciting football in midfield had brokered the opening for him.

But the hosts were still looking the most likely to take the lead, and when Johnson capitalised on an Aapo Halme mistake, it took McGeehan to drag back the PNE man to thwart a clear breakaway. Cameron was booked for bailing out his teammate.

However, the opener did arrive and for the home side, on the half-hour mark.

After a Reds move broke down on halfway, PNE hit Barnsley on the counter and after Dave Nugent found his man just inside the box, a strong shot from Tom Barkhuizen was saved well by Collins but Johnson nipped in ahead of Toby Sibbick to head home the rebound from around five yards out, the ball looping up over the back-tracking Halme on the line.

Collins then had to be smart just minutes later to deny North End a second, a great stop with his feet to thwart Maguire again who'd been fed by the outstanding Johnson.

But the Reds did hit back before the break, against the run of play. Mike Bähre's corner kick towards the far post was stabbed goalwards by Conor Chaplin and after a block on the line, McGeehan slammed home the equaliser.

It was a clinical piece of football and the Reds headed into the changing room on level terms.




Despite getting back to parity just before the break, that was soon undone with the second half proving disastrous for Barnsley as their hosts punished them four times for defensive errors.

On 50 minutes, Barkhuizen fired in having been played in by that man Johnson who had scampered away down the left after the Reds had passed up possession.

Just 10 minutes later Johnson stroked home the third and his second after North End had beaten the offside trap with a simple punt over the top.

Ex-Reds loanee Ben Pearson made it four for the hosts just five minutes later, tapping in on the goalline despite the best efforts of Collins and Ben Williams after Barkhuizen had burst clear of Halme down the Reds' right flank.

The victory was finished off by substitute Josh Harrop in the 79th minute as he lifted the ball over Collins after more questionable defending and the demoralised Reds fell to another defeat and now sit second bottom going into the international break.




Collins, J.Williams (Green), Halme, Sibbick, B.Williams, Brown (Wilks), Mowatt, McGeehan, Bähre (Styles), Chaplin, Woodrow.

Unused: Walton, Andersen, Thomas, Pinillos.

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Ticket News

TICKETS | Preston North End (A)

17 September 2019

Tickets for our trip to Deepdale to take on PNE in October are now on sale.

We have received an initial allocation of 2,055 tickets in the Bill Shankly Kop for our game at Preston North End, Saturday 5th October kick off 3pm. A further allocation of 3,445 tickets is available upon request.

Tickets went on General Sale from 9am Monday 16th September priced as follows:

Adult £24

Senior Over 65 £16

Young Adult (19-24 years) £15

Juvenile Under 19* £8

Juvenile Under 11* £2

Ambulant disabled supporters and wheelchair users will pay the relevant age related category with a carer’s ticket being issued free of charge.

Official Club Coach Travel departs at 11.30am priced at £20 per seat. We have a strict no alcohol policy. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Notes from Preston North End

Juveniles under 14 must be accompanied by an adult 18+. 
The facilities inside the stadium are cash only.

The postage deadline for this game is 3pm Wednesday 2nd October. Tickets will remain on sale from the Box Office/Reds Superstore until 2pm Friday 4th October 2019, subject to availability.

If you are purchasing away game and cup tickets for other people we strongly advise you to correctly assign the ticket to each individual for every game. This will enable us to offer the correct privileges to supporters on occasions when tickets are on restricted sales in a category system. 



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