Bristol City v Preston North End likely line-ups, key men, referee, odds and more ahead of the Championship clash

Preston North End head to Bristol City on Saturday looking to extend their Championship unbeaten run.

From likely line-ups to the referee, we run through all you need to know below.

Tom Barkhuizen comes under pressure from Josh Brownhill during last season's meeting at Ashton Gate

Tom Barkhuizen comes under pressure from Josh Brownhill during last season's meeting at Ashton Gate

When is the match?

The game takes place at 3pm on Saturday, November 10 at Bristol City's Ashton Gate Stadium.

Likely line-ups

Bristol City (4-4-1-1): O’Leary, Hunt, Kalas, Webster, Kelly, O’Dowda, Pack, Brownhill, Eliasson, Weimann, Diedhiou

PNE (4-2-3-1): Rudd, Clarke, Huntington, Davies, Hughes, Pearson, Gallagher, Barkhuizen, Browne, Robinson, Maguire

Key men

Callum Robinson: PNE’s star performer this season will be looking to make his mark against a club who he had a less than successful loan spell with back in 2015. Eight goals this season and more international action on the way with the Republic of Ireland.

Josh Brownhill: With Bristol City’s strikers currently out of form then the former Preston man could be the Robin to keep an eye on. He netted last weekend and has been City’s most consistent player this season, usually deployed in central midfield. A top talent.

In the home dugout

Lee Johnson: The 37-year-old has been in post at Ashton Gate since February 2016. Johnson took over from Steve Cotterill, with City attracted by the job he had done at Barnsley and before that , Oldham. He has followed his dad Gary Johnson into the ‘family business’ of management and is highly thought of in the game. Johnson’s connections with the Robins go back to his playing days, with him making 174 league appearances for them as a midfielder. He also turned out for Yeovil, Hearts Chesterfield and Kilmarnock.


Geoff Eltringham: The County Durham official is in charge of Preston’s clash with Bristol City at Ashton Gate. It is the second time he has refereed a PNE game this season, having been in the middle for the 3-0 defeat at Leeds in September. Last season Mr Eltringham refereed North End on five occasions, including the 2-1 win over Bristol City at Deepdale in March. That night he sent off Robins defender Aden Flint for an elbow on Greg Cunningham.


Bristol City 21/20

Draw 23/10

PNE 13/5

This week in PNE history

50 years ago: Preston beat Aston Villa 1-0 at Villa Park on November 9, 1968. Ken Knighton scored the winner.

48 years ago: On November 9, 1970, North End won 3-1 against Barnsley at Deepdale. On target for Alan Ball Snr’s side were Bobby Ham, Gerry Ingram and George Lyall.

30 years ago: Preston drew 2-2 with Wigan Athletic at Deepdale. Gary Brazil (pen) and Mark Patterson scored.

27 years ago: Goals from Graham Shaw and John Thomas gave PNE a 2-1 win over Darlington at Deepdale on November 9, 1991.

20 years ago: Preston beat Burnley 4-1 at Deepdale on November 7, 1998. Mark Rankine, Kurt Nogan, David Eyres and Darren Byfield found the net.