Team news: PNE v West Ham United

Preston North End made their return to Deepdale to face Premier League side West Ham United in a pre-season friendly.

Saturday, 21st July 2018, 3:02 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st July 2018, 4:47 pm
PNE midfielders Paul Gallagher and Alan Browne track West Ham's Jack Wilshere

After victories over Bamber Bridge, AFC Fylde and Cobh Ramblers in which they scored 18 goals, the visit of the Hammers represented a step-up in test for Alex Neil's men.

PNE boss Neil welcomed back Josh Earl after the young left-back had missed the last two friendlies with a thigh injury.

Former North End and West Ham boss David Moyes took his place in the directors' box before kick-off.

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PNE's Deepdale ground

The Hammers included new signings Andriy Yarmolenko, Issa Diop and Jack Wilshere in their line-up but ex-PNE striker Jordan Hugill was missing with injury.

PNE: Maxwell, Fisher, Clarke, Davies, Earl, Pearson, Gallagher, Horgan, Browne, Barkhuizen, Moult. Subs: Rudd, Robinson, Harrop, Johnson, Storey, Woods, Highes, Ledson, Burke, Huntington, Maguire, Bodin.

West Ham: Adrian, Diop, Arnautovic, Snodgrass, Obiang, Fredericks, Noble, Wilshere, Yarmolenko, Masuaku, Rice. Subs: Trott, Zabaletta, Ogbonna, Haksabanovic, Martinez, Cullen, Holland, Samuelsen, Coventry.

Referee: Ben Toner (Lancashire)