Preston North End: Club Profile
No wins in our first six meetings with the Lilywhites. Oh, and they pinched boss Graham Westley from us too. That was during our epic 2011-2 League One campaign. Since then, GW came back to us, we went down, PNE went up and narrowly missed out on the 2017-8 Championship playoffs. Maybe it’ll be seventh time lucky for us against them, whenever that may be…
Players For Us... and Them
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Away Supporters' Stand:
Bill Shankly Kop
Facilities for Disabled Fans:
Deepdale offers a wide range of disabled facilities by the club's own admission, with pitch-level entry and seating for wheelchair users and elevated seating for wheelchair users in three stands with step-free access.
Hearing looped equipment is available in the Bill Shankly Kop, while all stands comprise accessible toilet and catering facilities for all wheelchair users and ambulant disabled.
Pre-match booking is advised but not essential. Give the ticket office a call on 0870 442 1966 for more details. However, Preston North End advises that Boro' supporters will have an allocation sent to the club.
Pubs are scarce in the immediate area, but further up or Tom Finney Way, is Sumners. Home and away fans mix here with a good-sized garden and decent food. It's towards the Sainsbury's superstore and away from the town centre.
Travel Information – Distance: 203 miles
At around 200 miles, this will be one of the longer journeys for Stevenage fans. A conservative estimate places the journey time at more than 3.5 hours. Essential components of the trip are the M1 and M6, or the A14 and M6.
Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 31a; using the B6242 exit for Preston (East) and Longridge. Take the third exit at the roundabout for the B6242 and continue over one roundabout. At the next one, however, turn left (first exit) for the B6241. Just under a mile, bear round to the left.
In 0.4 miles more, the ground will be on the left.
Car parking is mainly restricted to local on-street provision, but perhaps avoid the grass verges near the ground for the sake of avoiding being penalised by the authorities. Else, the Moorfields Special School may suffice at £3 per car, while the Sumners pub may allow parking (£3).
Services to: LONDON EUSTON
The station is around a mile from the stadium, so be prepared for a lengthy walk. Head east on Fishergate towards Mount Street. Continue onto Church Street for nearly half a mile before turning onto Deepdale Road (now called Tom Finney Way... it's the A6063).
After nearly a mile, turn right onto Park Side and again onto Hollins Road for the away end.