Match Day Thread Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday Deepdale 21/11/2020

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    LAST TIME OUT

    ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 PRESTON NORTH END 1

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    SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0 MILLWALL 0

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    LAST SEASON

    PRESTON NORTH END 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1

    Last time Wednesday won at Deepdale was 31/12/2011 we went down that season.

    FORM GUIDE MAX 25

    PNE 10 WED 4

    WEDNESDAY TRANSFERS IN Paterson, Windass, Kachunga, Flint, Dunkley, Marriott

    MACS VIEW

    Last time the Owls arrived at Deepdale they were without a manager, this time they have changed their manager during the International break replacing the Monk with the peurveyor of quality football Tony Pulis.
    One thing for certain he will have them well organised, no doubt Flint will be a key component as Tony does like a giant or two.
    Having escapred the negative points total with having six points given back to them, Wednesday under the Welshman will stand a better chance of staying up then they did when they were Minus 12.
    The last time Pulis took over a club Middlesbrough their first game was against us, we led at half time only to lose at full time.
    Bannon stand out player for Wednesday and has been for seasons.
    As for us, well at least we scored in our last home game, didn't stop us losing again at home. Sounds like a couple of the injury problems may have cleared up, just in time for the frenetic run up to and beyond Christmas.
    Apparently it's five substitutes again.
    No doubt Wednesday will sit back catch us on the break the goal will come down Wednesday's right hand side and it will probably be a rerun of every other home game we have had this season and now doubt I Follow will crash.
    Can honestly say that these games in sterile empty season at the moment are killing any enjoyment of the beautiful game.
    Hopefully the day may be getting closer until some lucky punters get in and it cannot come too soon
     
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    Tony Pulis brings Sheffield Wednesday across the Pennines for his first game in charge of the Owls, having replaced Garry Monk in the middle of the two-week stoppage.

    The former Stoke City and Middlesbrough boss brings a wealth of experience in the Championship to Hillsborough and it will be a organised side with plenty of quality that arrives at Deepdale on Saturday.

    For PNE, manager Alex Neil will hope to welcome back all his international players and possibly some of the long list of injured players he had before his side went into the weekend off.


    Team News
    Manager Alex Neil had limited defensive options before the international break, with Ben Davies, Andrew Hughes and Patrick Bauer all missing, along with defensive midfielder Ben Pearson and all will be given as long as possible to prove their fitness for the game.

    Alan Browne has been isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 whilst on international duty with Ireland and has not yet returned to training with the squad.

    New Owls boss Tony Pulis will be without Kadeem Harris, through suspension and defender Aden Flint, who has a hamstring injury.

    However, fellow defender Chey Dunkley is on his way back from injury and nearing a return and Dominic Iorfa is in the same boat.

    One player who was not originally part of Sheffield Wednesday’s 25-man squad was goalkeeper Keiren Westwood. It has been suggested he could be added to the squad, however, if the Owls have already named 25 players they can only add Westwood in exceptional circumstances, so it will very much depend on what the club have already named and what the EFL deem to be ‘exceptional’.

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    Match Officials
    The match referee for this weekend’s game is David Webb; taking charge of either side for the first time in the 2020/21 campaign.

    We saw David three times last season, having officiated the Carabao Cup second round penalty victory over Hull City at Deepdale back in September, November’s 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic and the clash at Fulham’s Craven Cottage just before lockdown.

    The Hull City tie was his first game at Deepdale since 2016, when he had the whistle in PR1 for our 2-0 home win over Peterborough United in the middle of the 2015/16 campaign.

    In 2018/19 he officiated two PNE games, the away matches at Birmingham City and Derby County.

    Overall then he has refereed the Lilywhites on 13 occasions, some of the most memorable games including the FA Cup win at Wycombe Wanderers, when Kevin Davies scored a stunning strike from 35 yards, and a 3-2 home win over Crewe Alexandra in 2011 in the league cup.

    Overall this season, he has taken charge of nine games, issuing 30 cautions and one red card. He will be assisted by Jonathan Hunt and Craig Taylor, whilst the fourth official will be experienced Championship official Jeremy Simpson.
     
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    A leopard cannot change his spots but with Flint out what will Tony 'Anything you say Sir Alex' Pulis will do? Hopefully, Davies, Pearson and Fisher are fit. Bauer has been off his game but Storey and Hunts have played well. Let's break the duck!
    According to LancsLive, Pearson unlikely, Bauer in contention, Fisher okay, Brown unlikely, DJ to be assessed, Moult ?.
     
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    Moult no idea seems a long way from fitness
     
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    Windass sent off 75 minutes against 10
     
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    0-0 half time no shots on target apparently pedestrian build up
     
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    Barkhuizen 1 up
     
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    We actually win a home game
     
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    Tony Pulis' tenure as Sheffield Wednesday boss started with a defeat at Preston, as he saw his new team have to play for more than 70 minutes with 10 men.

    The visitors had Josh Windass sent off after 17 minutes for a dreadful high challenge on Joe Rafferty.

    Tom Barkhuizen gave the home team the lead with a well-hit volley after Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood's punch clear dropped to him 16 yards out.

    Wednesday pushed for an equaliser but struggled to create any clear chances and defeat means they remain second bottom of the Championship.
    It was a much-needed home win for Preston who had lost their previous five games at Deepdale this season.

    They came close to a second goal in injury time when a counter-attack ended with Barkhuizen seeing an effort cleared off the line.

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    Tony Pulis was appointed by Wednesday to replace Garry Monk
    The result will leave Pulis in no doubt about the size of the task he faces in getting Wednesday up the table after he replaced the sacked Garry Monk during the international break.

    His side had probably had the better of the opening exchanges before Windass was sent off for a very clumsy chest-high kick on Rafferty.

    Pulis recalled Westwood to the starting line-up for his first appearance in just under a year but the experienced keeper was ultimately at fault for the game's only goal as his punch lacked distance and Barkhuizen capitalised with a fine low shot.

    The Owls face a trip to Swansea on Wednesday, while Preston have a home game against local rivals Blackburn on Tuesday.

    Preston assistant Frankie McAvoy told BBC Radio Lancashire:

    "It feels good to obviously win a home game, it was tough though, particularly when they go down to 10 men.

    "It becomes difficult because they go to a back five with three in front of that and then the onus is on you to try and break them down.

    "Thankfully we've won the game, I thought in the second half we totally controlled it."

    Owls boss Tony Pulis told BBC Radio Sheffield:

    On the red card: "I haven't seen it back yet but his foot was high. We're not going to be able to appeal. I don't think we're going to be able to get away with it because they'll say it was dangerous play.

    "There were good signs at times but when you go down to 10 men it's really difficult. The lads worked all week on certain things and it just goes out the window but you can't fault their effort.

    "They only had one shot on goal and that was their goal. There's one or two things that I'm disappointed with, we gifted them the goal, it wasn't something they created, but I think all of them gave a very honest performance."
     
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