Focus on Cardiff v PNE

MEET THE BOSS:Russell Slade is in charge of Cardiff City '“ he took the job in October 2014.

Friday, 26th February 2016, 10:30 am
Russell Slade

he 55-year-old was previously Leyton Orient boss, resigning from that job a few weeks before moving to South Wales. Slade guided Orient to the League One play-off final in May 2014 where they were beaten by Rotherham on penalties. Cardiff are the sixth club Slade has managed – he had bossed Scarborough, Grimsby, Yeovil and Brighton prior to his four years at Orient. Slade was a PE teacher in his younger days before moving into coaching.


Wiltshire referee Brendan Malone is in charge of PNE’s visit to Cardiff. This will be the first time that Mr Malone – a postman – has been in the middle for a Preston game in his six years on the league list. This will be his 24th game of the season, four of them in the Championship.

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On February 27, 1957, Preston beat Everton 4-0 at Goodison Park. Tommy Thompson netted twice, with Tom Finney and Sammy Taylor on target. They finished third in the First Division that season.


This week in February 1990, Preston beat Cardiff City 4-0 at Deepdale. Steve Harper scored a hat-trick with Warren Joyce on target with the other goal. It gave Les Chapman his first victory as PNE boss since succeeding John McGrath.


Preston took a big step towards promotion on February 24, 1996, with a 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.

The prolific Andy Saville found the net, with sub Graham Lancashire coming off the bench to score the winner in front of a big away support.