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Match Previews


7 February 2022

Match Previews


7 February 2022

All you need to know ahead of Wednesday’s game

- Preston North End vs Huddersfield Town
- Tickets still available for 7:45pm kick-off
- Listen on iFollow HTAFC

Town will continue our Sky Bet Championship campaign on Wednesday 9 February 2022, as we travel to Deepdale to take on Preston North End; 7:45pm kick-off.

Town come into the game on a 12 game unbeaten run in all competitions, seeing off Derby County 2-0 in their last league game before beating Barnsley 1-0 in the FA Cup.

Preston come into the game having beaten Hull City one nil away from home, adding to their impressive run since Ryan Lowe was installed as Head Coach – winning four and losing just once in the division since his arrival.


Preston currently sit in 11th place after 30 Championship matches.

The Lilywhites parted ways with Frankie McAvoy in December 2021, appointing Ryan Lowe as their new Manager just 24 hours later.


Since taking over, Lowe has only lost one of his first eight matches in charge of the Club.

Preston will be looking to cancel out their away loss against the Terriers when we visit Deepdale on Wednesday, following Town’s 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.


Sepp Van Den Berg

The young Dutch central defender is currently on loan from Premier League side Liverpool. Having impressed in his initial loan with Preston, he was tempted back to Deepdale for another season in Lancashire. Van Den Berg has offered flexibility to Preston, starting in a number of different positions across the backline. Despite most of his appearances coming on the right hand side of a back three, his only goal of the season came from right wing-back against Swansea City. His performances for Ryan Lowe’s side has earnt him recognition with the Netherlands U21’s side, where he has made two appearances so far.

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Ben Whiteman

Having signed for Preston in 2021 from Doncaster Rovers, Whiteman has played in the vast majority of Preston’s league games this season. He joined Sheffield United’s academy in 2014, but made only eight appearances for the club before leaving to join Doncaster in 2018. Whiteman’s ability as a box-to-box midfielder has helped him to score four and register five assists for Preston, making him second only to striker Emil Riis Jakobsen for goal contributions. Town will have to limit his influence in the middle of the park in order stunt the progress of Preston’s attack.

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Alan Browne

Having signed for Preston in 2014, Browne is fast approaching 300 appearances for the club. The Republic of Ireland international was signed from Cork City, who’s academy he graduated from before joining Preston. Browne has started in multiple midfield positions for North End, with his adaptability proving to be an asset for Lowe’s side. In his Championship appearances this season, Browne has scored three times for the club in games against Barnsley, Birmingham and Sheffield United. Much like the other midfielders that Ryan Lowe has at his disposal, Browne’s versatility is a valuable asset to Preston and one that Town will have to watch out for in Wednesday’s game.

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Carlos Corberán provided an update on the fitness of his squad during his virtual press conference on Tuesday 8 February 2022.


Town will be in our navy away kit for Wednesday evening's game as the Club lends extra consideration to fans with Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD).

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Tickets are on sale online now – CLICK HERE – and are available to purchase from the Ticket Office.

Tickets will come off sale at 3pm on Tuesday 8 February 2022.

Adults - £24

Over 65’s - £16

Young Adults (19-24) - £15

Juniors (11-18) - £8

Under-11’s - £2

All under 14’s must be accompanied by an over 18.


Disabled supporters should pay their relevant price category. If a companion is required, they will receive a free ticket.


Travel is available, with coaches departing from St Andrew’s Road car park at 4:45pm. Tickets are priced at £17 per-person.

Please note that you will be required to wear a mask unless you are exempt.

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Wednesday's fixture has been selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports.

Unfortunately, this means that the game won’t be available to watch via iFollow HTAFC.

However, fans will still be able to listen!


If you’re unable to attend the game, or don't have access to Sky Sports, you’ll be able to listen along via iFollow HTAFC!

Town fans will be able to listen to Saturday’s game through our live audio commentary by purchasing either a Monthly or Audio Match Pass to tune in live. You can purchase a UK Season Pass for £45, Monthly Pass for £4.49 and an Audio Match Pass for £2.50.

CLICK HERE to get yours!


Due to this evening’s game being selected by Sky Sports, international match passes are unavailable due to the EFL’s broadcast agreement.

Fans outside the UK can watch the game on the following channels:

Australia – beIN SPORTS 2, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Brazil – Star+
Costa Rica – Sky HD
Denmark – Viaplay Denmark
Dominican Republic – Sky HD
El Salvador – Sky HD
Estonia – Viaplay Estonia
Finland – Elisa Viihde Viaplay
France – beIN Sports MAX 4, Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Guatemala – Sky HD
Honduras – Sky HD
Ireland – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Ultra HD, SKY GO Extra
Latvia – Viaplay Latvia
Lithuania – Viaplay Lithuania
Mexico – Blue To Go Video Everywhere, Sky HD
Nicaragua – Sky HD
Norway – Viaplay Norway, V Sport 1
Panama – Sky HD
Sweden – Viaplay Sweden
Turkey – beIN Sports 3 Turkey
United Kingdom – SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Ultra HD
United States – ESPN+

Overseas supporters in 'dark markets' - countries without an EFL broadcast deal - can watch the 7.45pm kick-off LIVE with an International Match Pass for £5! CLICK HERE for more info.

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