PNE v Wolves in focus

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MEET THE BOSS

Kenny Jackett returns to the ground where he took charge of his first competitive game as Wolves manager.

That was the opening day of the 2013/14 campaign, Wolves drawing 0-0 with PNE. As a player, he was a one-club man, serving home-town side Watford. Jackett’s first managerial job was at Watford, that lasting just one season. He had three years in charge at Swansea, guiding them to promotion in his first season. Jackett led Millwall to promotion during a four-year spell there and Wolves were promoted under him.

MEET THE REF

Trevor Kettle from Rutland is the man in the middle for PNE’s home clash with Wolves. This is his first game in charge of North End since October 2013. This is Mr Kettle’s seventh game of the season, the last being Huddersfield’s 4-1 win over Bolton last Saturday.

THIS WEEK...62 YEARS AGO:

On September 26, 1953, Preston beat Bolton Wanderers 3-1 at Deepdale in front of a crowd of 39,553. PNE’s goals came from Dennis Hatsell, Charlie Wayman and a Jimmy Baxter penalty. That was the season North End reached the FA Cup final where they were beaten by West Bromwich.

26 YEARS AGO

The Lilywhites beat arch rivals Blackpool 2-1 at Deepdale on September 26, 1989. Bob Atkins and Brian Mooney found the net for North End. It was their second win in four days after they beat Chester 5-0, Mooney getting a hat-trick in that one.

14 YEARS AGO

Preston beat Norwich 4-0 on September 26, 2001, all the goals coming in the first-half blitz. Graham Alexander, Jon Macken (2) and Rob Edwards found the net.