MEET THE BOSS
Paul Clement was named Derby County head coach in June, succeeding Steve McClaren.
The 43-year-old never played football as a professional but has enjoyed a good career in coaching. He worked at Chelsea’s academy and ,after a brief spell with Fulham, returned to Stamford Bridge where he was promoted to the first-team staff under Guus Hiddink. Clement became Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Chelsea, following the Italian to Paris St Germain and Real Madrid. During his time with Real, they won La Liga.
MEET THE REF
PNE beware – Richard Clark is in charge of Derby’s visit to Deepdale. He has awarded four penalties against Preston in the previous two games he officiated. He gave two in the 2-2 draw with Port Vale in April and two more in July’s pre-season friendly at Carlisle.
45 YEARS AGO:
On September 12, 1971, North End beat Reading 4-1 at Deepdale in front of a 9,357 crowd. Gerry Ingram netted a hat-trick that afternoon, with Clive Clark scoring PNE’s other goal. Ingram finished as top scorer that season with 22 goals.
21 YEARS AGO
This was a good week for PNE in 1994, with John Beck’s men winning back-to-back away matches. A last-minute goal from Neil Trebble gave them a 1-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Then the following Tuesday, Mark Sale scored twice and Terry Fleming found the net in a 3-2 win over Gillingham.
17 YEARS AGO
Two goals apiece from Michael Jackson and David Eyres saw Preston run out 4-0 winners over Reading, that forming part of a seven-game unbeaten run.