All the info you need ahead of Preston vs Town!
- Preview ahead of the Terriers’ trip to Deepdale
- Home players to look out for
- Tickets for the game still available
Huddersfield Town make the trip across the Pennines to face Preston North End in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 9 November 2019; 3pm kick-off.
Town will head to Deepdale on Saturday looking to stretch the Club’s current unbeaten run to eight matches.
It comes off the back of a 1-0 win, also on the road, at Griffin Park last weekend. Karlan Grant’s second-half goal was enough for all three points in the Capital, last time out.
The Terriers haven’t won at North End’s Lancashire home since November 1969, nearly 50 years ago, when a Frank Worthington double and a Jimmy Lawson strike were enough for a 3-1 victory.
The Lilywhites go into Saturday’s encounter in a strong vein of form that sees them occupy 2nd in the Sky Bet Championship table after 15 games.
Alex Neil’s side have only lost once in their last 12 league games and are yet to be beaten at Deepdale in the Championship this season.
Last time out, a second half Paul Gallagher penalty at Charlton Athletic ensured a 1-0 win for North End at the Valley that briefly took them top of the table before West Brom’s win at Stoke City on Monday night.
Preston’s Daniel Johnson is currently the league’s highest scoring midfielder, with eight goals to his name so far this season.
ONES TO WATCH
The Jamaican-born attacking midfielder is currently in his fifth season at Deepdale having signed for Preston North End back in 2015 from Aston Villa. He had been on loan at three different clubs during his stay at Villa but quickly became a regular in the Preston setup and has since made nearly 200 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring 39 goals. Eight of those strikes have come in this season’s Sky Bet Championship campaign, as Johnson currently leads the league in goals scored by midfielders.
The 35-year-old has a vast amount of experience in both the Premier League and the Sky Bet Championship having spent time permanently with Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City before making the move to Deepdale in 2015. He’s currently in his fourth spell with the Club, following three previous loan moves to Preston in 2007, 2013 and 2014 respectively. In total, the midfielder has scored 40 goals in 278 games, including the winner in Preston’s victory at Charlton Athletic last weekend.
The Irishman signed for PNE back in 2017 from Cork City off the back of a successful season that saw him named 2016/17 PFAI Young Player of the Year. Since making the move to the Championship outfit, he’s scored 16 goals including three in 2019/20, playing in all three positions across the front line so far this season. He has six caps for the Republic of Ireland and was called up to the senior side’s most recent Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Switzerland.
TEAM NEWS – PRESTON NORTH END
Midfielder Ben Pearson is suspended for the clash after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Sunday’s win at Charlton Athletic.
Top scorer Daniel Johnson is facing a fitness check whilst midfielder Josh Harrop and captain Tom Clarke are set to be unavailable for selection.
TEAM NEWS – TOWN
Manager Danny Cowley will give an update Huddersfield Town’s latest team news at his press conference on Thursday 7 November 2019.
Full-back Jaden Brown was forced off in the win at Brentford on Saturday with an ankle injury whilst Terence Kongolo (calf), Herbert Bockhorn (hamstring) and Collin Quaner (hip) are all still yet to return to action.
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