PNE v Stoke

Preston North End returned to the Deepdale for the first time this summer to meet Premier League side Stoke City.

Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 2:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:10 pm
PNE v Stoke

Lilywhites manager Simon Grayson named a strong starting XI to take on the Potters, which included summer signing Ben Pringle in midfield.

Tom Clarke, Paul Huntington and Bailey Wright formed a three man defence, with Chris Humphrey and Greg Cunningham in the wing-back slots.

Joe Garner and Jermaine Beckford were paired together up front.

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Stoke included Jack Butland, Marko Arnautovic and Bojan Krkic in their side.

PNE: Lindegaard, Clarke, Huntington, Wright, Humphrey, Pringle, Gallagher, Johnson, Cunningham, Beckford, Garner. Subs: Pearson, Browne, Makienok, Doyle, Grimshaw, Welsh, Davies, Hugill, Smith, Robinson, Maxwell, Hudson.

Stoke: Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Joselu, Adam, Imbula, Wollschied, Arnautovic, Krkic. Subs: Bardsley, Edwards, Diouf, N'Goye, Waring, Crouch, Shenton, Telford, Lecygne, Taylor, Haugaard.

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)