Preston North End confirm two home friendlies and complete pre-season schedule

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Preston North End have confirmed two more friendlies to round off their summer schedule for 2023, with Ipswich Town and Aberdeen set to come to Deepdale.

North End will host fellow Championship side Ipswich Town on Wednesday, July 19. The game against their upcoming rivals for the 2023/24 campaign will kick off at 7pm at Deepdale.

The game against Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen will also take place at Deepdale, with that contest pencilled in for Saturday, July 22 for a 3pm kick off.

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The Tractor Boys finished second in League One last season, ending a four-year stay in the third tier, whilst Aberdeen finished third in the top flight in Scotland and will have European football to look forward to in the upcoming campaign, going into the Europa League play-offs.

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKennaIpswich Town manager Kieran McKenna
Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna

Tickets for the game are yet to be announced but the pair of new games does round off the pre-season schedule for Ryan Lowe’s men this summer.

They will play non-league opponents on two occasions – Bamber Bridge and Bury – with two games against League Two opposition in the form of Stockport County and Barrow.

Fleetwood Town are the only League One outfit they will face, likewise Ipswich in the Championship. The game against Aberdeen is not the only one against a side from outside of England, with a game set up with Bruno’s Magpies from Gibraltar during their pre-season training camp in Spain at the start of July, the pair both having European qualifiers to come this summer.

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Interestingly, there will be no pre-season games played against Premier League opposition, or those recognisably at a higher standard than the Lilywhites, although Liverpool will be playing one of their friendlies in PR1.

PNE’s pre-season fixture list in full:

Saturday July 1 – Bamber Bridge (A), 3pm

Wednesday July 5 – Bruno’s Magpies (N), 5pm

Sunday July 9 – Bury FC (A), 3pm

Saturday July 15 – Barrow AFC (A), 3pm

Wednesday July 19 – Ipswich Town (H), 7pm

Saturday July 22 – Aberdeen (H), 3pm

Tuesday July 25 – Fleetwood Town (A), 7pm

Saturday July 29 – Stockport County (A), 3pm