As it happened: Preston North End 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

Preston North End return to Deepdale after back to back away games to welcome league leaders West Bromwich Albion to PR1.

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 1:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th September 2021, 5:00 pm
Preston North End's Deepdale stadium.

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LIVE: PNE vs West Bromwich Abion

Last updated: Saturday, 18 September, 2021, 15:25

Emil Riis hoping to showcase his skills in front of family when Preston face Baggies

Driving Emil Riis on during Preston North End’s midweek draw at Sheffield United was a family reunion.

The Danish striker was desperate to play well so that he would keep his place for today’s Championship clash with West Bromwich Albion.

Flying in from Denmark for the game are Riis’ parents who have yet to see their son play live for PNE.

They follow the action back home on stream but will this afternoon get a chance to watch him from close quarters.

Riis left it late to find the net against Sheffield United, firing home a 95th minute equaliser.

A couple of chances had gone begging earlier, notably when Daniel Johnson’s pass played him clear on goal but his shot clipped Blades keeper Robin Olsen and went over.

Riis said: “This is the first time that my mum and dad are coming over for a game.”

Read the full story here.

PNE have lost their last five matches against the Baggies, a run that goes back to 2010.

West Bromwich Albion are looking to beat PNE for the third time in a row for the first time ever, despite both sides taking part in the first ever league season.

This is the 52nd season that the two sides have met.

Frankie McAvoy has named the same squad in back to back league games, could he make it three in a row or opt for fresh legs?

PNE Starting XI: Rudd, Storey, Bauer, Hughes, van den Berg, Ledson, Whiteman, Johnson, Earl, Maguire, Riis.

PNE Subs: Rudd, Lindsay, Cunningham, Potts, McCann, Murphy, Wickham.

The visitors' line up...

McAvoy has stood by the men that have been in good form of late, the only question is whether PNE have the fitness to outlast a rotated West Brom squad.

A first start for Hugill

Jordan Hugill starts his first game for the Baggies this afternoon, of course it coming at his former home.

A first start for Hugill

Jordan Hugill starts his first game for the Baggies this afternoon, of course it coming at his former home.

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