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Match Preview | Preston North End (H)

11 August 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview | Preston North End (H)

11 August 2022

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The Hatters are back in league action on Saturday afternoon with Preston North End the visitors at Kenilworth Road.

Following Carabao Cup disappointment in midweek, the Hatters turn their focus back to the Sky Bet Championship and securing a first win of the season having drawn the first two. 


The opposition:


Preston have started their league campaign with two goalless draws against Wigan Athletic and Hull City respectively. 

They did, however, claim their first win of the season in midweek with a thumping 4-1 win against fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town in the Carabao Cup.

Midfielder Ali McCann may well have played himself into contention for Saturday's match after netting a brace, with Manchester United loanee Alvaro Fernandez setting him up on both occasions.


Last time we met:

It was an evening to remember when Preston were last in town, as Nathan Jones' side swept them aside and earned themselves a superb 4-0 win at Kenilworth Road. 

Midfielder Luke Berry scored either side of a Fred Onyedinma strike, whilst the win was set in stone when Bambo Diaby netted an unfortunate own goal.

Watch the highlights below...


Matchday information: 

We will be holding a beer festival in partnership with 2 local breweries Kelchner from Ampthill and Leighton Buzzard Brewery. The following beers will be available:

Kelchner Brewery

  • Rule 1 4.2% single hop cascade
  • Mascarade 4.3% red ale
  • Hat-Trick 4.1% triple hopped
  • Saxby’s Rhubarb Cider

Leighton Buzzard Brewery

  • Bavarian dragon 4.2% Blonde
  • Best Buzzard Bitter 4.3% Best Bitter
  • Golden Buzzard 4.1% Golden Ale
  • Cotswold Freak Show Cider 4.5%

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We will also have Willow Tree Gin, who are a local Bedforshire Gin company, holding an outside bar prior to the game.

There will be a ice cream van and also a coffee van, supplied by Really Awesome Coffee

Finally to celebrate National Prosecco Day, we will have 20cl bottles of Prosecco available.


Ticket information: 

The Price Category for this fixture is Category B:

  • Adult: £27
  • Over 65 / Under 22: £22
  • Over 75 / Under 19: £19
  • Youth Under 17: £10
  • Junior Under 10: £7

Season Ticket holders who are not able to attend can take advantage of the buyback process and receive vouchers for catering units or either Club Shop. (Requests to cancel your seats must be received at least 24 hours prior to the date of the game by email to


How to follow:

  • Text updates on the Match Centre
  • Twitter and Facebook updates
  • Listen live on iFollow Hatters

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Simon Pitts is on iFollow Hatters commentary and audio match passes are available for every match for £2.50.


The officials:

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Referees: Dean Whitestone

Assistant Referees: Robert Hyde and Adrian Waters

Fourth Official: Chris Pollard

Dean Whitestone recently took charge of the pre-season friendly draw against West Ham, and officiated the reverse of this fixture last season. 

He was in the middle for 34 games last term, and during that time he dished out 102 yellow cards and one red.

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