How to watch Preston North End's nail-biting Championship promotion race on TV - cheapest Sky Sports deals, iFollow app, live match details & more

There's not long to go until Championship football returns, and Preston North End will be looking to hit the ground running as they aim to secure the play-off spot that could see them earn Premier League football for the 2020/21 season.

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All nine remaining matches of the Lilywhites' season will be played behind closed-doors, so here's everything you need to know about how to watch Alex Neil's side in action from the safety of your own home:

Who will be showing Preston's remaining fixtures?

Season and half-season card holders will be able to watch every match via the iFollow app.

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The footage will come from four camera angles, and have co-commentary provided by ex-Lilywhites defender Tommy Spurr.

While iFollow is not available on a smartTV, tech-savvy supporters can link their device up to their television via such means as HDMI cables, or through the use of screen mirroring applications.

Further details on the specifics of using the app are available here:

Sky Sports have released their viewing schedule for June/early July, and will feature two Preston North End matches: PNE vs Cardiff City on June 27th, and PNE vs Derby County on July 1st.

Further Lilywhites fixtures are expected to be shown in July, when the promotion race reaches its conclusion.

Which other games of interest to Preston will be televised?

In June/early July, Sky Sports are showing a fair few matches that will be of great interest to Preston fans.

They include:

Fulham vs Brentford - June 20th

West Brom v Birmingham City - June 20th

Cardiff City vs Leeds United - June 20th

Brentford v West Brom - June 27th

Millwall vs Swansea - June 30th

What's the best deal I can get for Sky Sports channels?

Package prices have been slashed ahead of football's return, as rival companies look to outdo their competition and secure long-term subscribers beyond the current campaign.

Sky have knocked £10 off their Sky TV and Sky Sports package, bringing it down to £39-per-month. As well as Championship action, they've got the bulk of the remaining Premier League games - 62 of them in total.

It is important to note that this deal requires the purchaser to commit to an 18-month contract, which includes a one-off £20 set-up charge.

Alternatively, NOW TV have reduced their Sky Sports monthly pass from £39.99 down to £33.99 - this will last for three months, taking viewers up until the end of the season, in what looks to be a more flexible option.

BT Sport have slashed the cost of their 'Big sport' package from £40 down to £20. This includes all their sports channels, along with the Sky Sports suite via a Now TV pass. This package lasts 24 months, but it's flexible, so it can be turned off at the end of the season, and restart again at the start of the next.