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PREVIEW: City make the trip to Deepdale

Mark Robins and his players will travel to Preston tonight...

28 February 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: City make the trip to Deepdale

Mark Robins and his players will travel to Preston tonight...

28 February 2023

The Sky Blues are on the road tonight, as they make the trip to Lancashire to face Preston North End.

Meet the Lilywhites:

City make the trip to face Preston North End at Deepdale, as they look to end their wait for a league victory at the home of the Lilywhites.

So far this season, PNE have endured a mixed season, starting the campaign with seven clean sheets from their first seven games.


Ryan Lowe led North End to in and around the play-off places for the majority of the season, until a recent run of results has seen them fall to 12th in the Championship.

Victory last time out against Wigan was PNE's first win in six games, keeping them in with a shout for a place in the play-off places.


Preston North End form:

Preston North End 2-1 Wigan Athletic (W)
Hull City 0-0 Preston North End (D)
Preston North End 1-1 Luton Town (D)
Burnley 3-0 Preston North End (L)
Preston North End 1-2 Bristol City (L)
Preston North End 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur (L)


Sky Blues form:

Sky Blues 2-1 Sunderland - (W)
Rotherham United 0-2 Sky Blues (W)
Sky Blues 1-0 Millwall - (W)
Sky Blues 1-1 Luton Town - (D)
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Sky Blues - (L)
Sky Blues 2-0 Huddersfield Town - (W)

Historic head-to-head record:

Sky Blues wins – 10
Draws – 15
Preston wins - 20


Match Officials:

The EFL have confirmed that John Busby will act as referee for The Sky Blues' clash with Preston North End.

Busby, from Oxfordshire, last took charge of a Sky Blues fixtures, back in October, when he oversaw the club's 1-0 defeat to Burnley.


So far this season, Busby has taken charge of 23 fixtures across the Championship, League One and EFL Cup, awarding 82 yellow cards and three red cards.

He will be assisted by Robert Merchant and James Wilson, with Oliver Langford acting as his fourth official.


Ticket information:

Adult - £28
Senior 65+/Young Adult (19-24) - £20
Juniors (11-18) - £10
Under 11 - £5

All Under 14s must be accompanied by an Over 18.


Priced at the age relevant price, with a free personal assistant


We have an allocation of 8 pairs of Wheelchair and Carer tickets. To be accompanied by a personal assistant at no extra cost, a disabled supporter must be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance at the middle or higher rate or the enhanced rate of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Coach travel is available via EST UK for £26 (Early Bird) or £31. 

Departure times are: White Street – 2:30pm, Arena Shopping Park (Service Road) – 2:45pm

Please make sure you arrive at the appropriate departure point 15 minutes before the listed time as the coach will leave on time.


  • Parking is available at the stadium on the Bill Shankly Kop car park. There is a very limited number of disabled parking bays for visitors, as well as standard bays. All parking at the stadium is priced £15 per space. To book a space please contact the Preston North End ticket office on 0344 856 1966 or email, along with a contact telephone number.
  • Automated turnstiles are in operation throughout the stadium. Please keep your barcode intact and have your ticket ready as you approach the turnstile to scan the barcode.


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