Preston's pre-season friendly photos from down the years

Who remembers Preston North End playing Athletic Bilbao, AEK Athens and Kocaelispor in pre-season friendlies?

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 10:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 11:58 am
Preston midfielder Mark Rankine in the thick of the action against Athletic Bilbao at Deepdale in 2000

A look back in pictures at some of PNE's pre-season friendly games from down the years.

Deepdale Duck welcomes AEK Athens supporters to Preston in July 2012
PNE's friendly at Bolton in August 1999 had to be abandoned in the second half after an electric storm struck and knocked out power

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Jonathan Macken scores for Preston at Bolton before their friendly was abandoned in August 1999
Michael Appleton in action for Preston against Cliftonville in 2000
PNE striker David Healy in the tick of the battle against Turksih side Kocaelispor in Germany in 2001
Philippe Coutinho scores from the penalty spot against PNE in 2013
Mark Rankine is tackled by David Unsworth in Everton's visit to Deepdale in August 2001
PNE midfielder Paul McKenna is challenged by a Bury player at Gigg Lane in 2005
PNE keeper Thorsten Stuckmann claims a cross against Morecambe at the Globe Arena in 2012
PNE defend a Liverpool corner at Deepdale in July 2014
PNE skipper Tom Clarke leads his side out against Liverpool in July 2014
PNE striker Ricardo Fuller is tackled by a Hibs defender at Deepdale in 2003
Paul McGee sends a header goalwards in PNE's Deepdale friendly with Carlisle in 1980
Athletic Bilbao visited Deepdale in 2000 - Preston striker Steve Basham takes on their defence
PNE left-back Andy McAteer puts in a cross against Blackburn at Ewood Park in 1984
PNE striker Michael Holt takes on a Partick Thistle player in 1997
PNE hosted Malaga at Deepdale in 2005 and it get a bit feisty at one stage
Preston played Greenock Morton in 1996 - Andy Saville challenges with a defender from the Scottish club
Kurt Nogan and Julian Darby celebrate a goal against Dunfermline in 1997
Jonathan Macken gets a shot away against Scottish club Montrose in 1998
PNE winger Jeffery Monakana chats with an AEK Athens player after their Deepdale friendly in July 2012
PNE played Manchester United at Deepdale in July 2006, here Jason Jarrett challenges Darren Fletcher
PNE's Nick Anderton is on the wrong end of a robust challenge against Hearts at Deepdale in 2015
PNE defender Michael Jackson gets involved in some argy-bargy in a Deepdale friendly against Manchester City in 1998
Jon Parkin forces his way past two Tranmere players in PNE's friendly at Prenton Park in 2009