As it happened: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Preston North End

Preston North End travel across to Yorkshire to face Huddersfield Town in the Championship.

Saturday, 24th October 2020, 12:28 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th October 2020, 5:10 pm
The John Smith's Stadium.

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LIVE: Huddersfield vs PNE

Last updated: Saturday, 24 October, 2020, 15:13

  • Full Time: Huddersfield 1-2 PNE
  • PNE Starting XI: Rudd, Rafferty, Bauer, Storey, Hughes, Ledson, Browne, Sinclair, Johnson, Potts, Riis.
  • North End are looking to make it back to back away wins and carry on their impressive away form early on in the campaign.
  • The Terriers come into the game in decent form, with 10 points from the last 12.
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Alex Neil on his evolving squad

Alex Neil thinks Preston are entering a third phase in terms of the squad he has had during his time as manager at Deepdale.

The Scot noted how the side which beat Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday night contained several players who have recently started to establish themselves.

He picked out Jordan Storey, Ryan Ledson, Joe Rafferty and Brad Potts in that group, coupled with the arrival of new boy Emil Riis.

Neil said: “We are going into our next stage. When you look at managers who have stayed for a decent length of time at clubs, you can see the different phases they have.

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There has been a clear shift at Huddersfield this season, since appointing Carlos Corberan as their new boss.

The former Leeds man has brought a clear style with him that is similar to the fellow Yorkshire side, so expect a high pressing and forward thinking style this afternoon.

PNE Starting XI: Rudd, Rafferty, Bauer, Storey, Hughes, Ledson, Browne, Sinclair, Johnson, Potts, Riis.

PNE Subs: Ripley, Huntington, Bayliss, Harrop, Barkhuizen, Stockley, Maguire.

A different role for Gallagher

Paul Gallagher is on the bench this afternoon, although he isn’t.

Tom Bayliss comes into the match day squad in favour of the club captain who is instead helping out with the coaching team.

Frankie McAvoy is having to self isolate due to track and trace and the midfielder is there in his place. 

No changes in the lineup

Alex Neil has kept the faith in the side that beat QPR 2-0 in the week, with Tom Barkhuizen still waiting for his first start since suspension.

North End haven’t won in the last six meetings between today’s sides at the John Smith’s Stadium, a run dating back to a 2-1 win in. 1992.

Both sets of players are out on the pitch, with kick off just minutes away.

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