Preston North End Football Club PRESTON
Ground: Deepdale,
Sir Tom Finney Way,
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Tel: 0844-856 1964
Websites: Official
PNE online Forum
Media: BBC
Lancashire Telegraph
Preston Citizen
Getting there
By Car: (approx 195 miles from HW)
M40 west then M42 northbound to join M6. Exit the M6 at Junction 31. At the roundabout take the first exit (signposted Preston A59) onto the A59 (Preston New Road). Travel for about 1 mile to the mini-roundabou (next to The Hesketh Arms) and take the second exit (signposted Ring road, Blackpool A583, Football Ground) onto the A5085 (Blackpool Road). Continue for 1.2 miles, then filter left before the lights (signposted Town Centre and Football Ground) into Sir Tom Finney Way/Deepdale Way (A6063). The ground is on the left-hand-side. Check for specific or more detailed directions.
Train:  Preston main line station is just over 1.5 miles from the ground. Preston is served from London Euston. From High Wycombe go to Marylebone and take the Underground to Euston. Alternatively, connections can be made on the High Wycombe to Birmingham Snow Hill service and then changing to connect to Preston via Birmingham New Street. Check for specific times and connections of trains.
Chairboy Connections
A selection of players who have played for both Clubs.

Gareth Ainsworth Gareth Ainsworth Former Blackburn Rovers trainee who made his Football League debut as an 18 year old while at Preston before being released and signing for Cambridge United at the start of the 1992/93 season under the management of John Beck. Later that season Beck was to join Preston as Manager and returned to Cambridge to sign Ainsworth. Went on to clock up close to 100 apps for North End, including a Wembley appearance against Wycombe in the 1994 Division Three Play-Off Final. Moved to Lincoln City in October 1995 before he became Port Vale's record signing in September 1997 when he moved from Sincil Bank for a 500,000 fee. Spent just over a year at Vale Park before another record fee of 2m saw him leave for Wimbledon. Had an injury hit time in South London before eventually signing for Cardiff City and then QPR. Moved initially on loan to Wycombe in November 2009 before making the deal permanent in January 2010.

Stuart Beavon Scored 36 goals in 125 appearances for Wycombe before joining Preston (then managed by former Wanderer Graham Westley) on deadline day August 2012. Made his mark in non-League football before signing for Wycombe (initially on loan) during the 2008/9 season from Weymouth. Bagged 21 League goals for Wycombe during the 2011/12 season which brought him to the attention of several higher League clubs.

Matt Carmichael - Played for Wycombe in the Conference in the late 1980's before a surprise move into League football with Lincoln City via Basingstoke Town in August 1989. Made 133 League apps for The Imps and scored 18 times before a move to Scunthorpe United in the summer of 1993. After a brief loan spell with Barnet, he moved to Preston in March 1995, playing alongside a young David Beckham (on loan to Preston from Manchester United). Later played for Mansfield, Doncaster and Darlington before moving back into non-League football where he initially played for Aylesbury United before several moves elsewhere and retiring from the playing side around 2001.

Andy Lonergan Preston born 'keeper who made two appearances on loan at Wycombe during the 2005/06 season from North End. Made his Preston debut as a 16 year under David Moyes and went on to make more than 200 appearances in a Preston shirt as well as picking up caps for England U20 and U21's. His time at Preston also included short loan spells with Darlington, Blackpool and Swindon Town. Lonergan left Preston for Leeds United at the end of the 2010/11 season following their relegation from the 'Championship'

Other player connections include:
John Halls, Paul Hayes, Wayne Henderson, Daryl Horgan, John Mousinho, Fola Onibuje, Barry Richardson, Mark Stallard, Iain Turner and Tom Williams.
Chairboys all-time record against The Shakers
Sat, Nov 27, 1993 FL3 A W 3-2 9,265
Sat, May 7, 1994 FL3 H D 1-1 7,442
Sat, May 28, 1994 PO-F N W 4-2 40,109
Sat, Nov 23, 1996 FL2 H L 0-1 4,920
Sat, Feb 15, 1997 FL2 A L 1-2 7,923
Sat, Sep 27, 1997 FL2 H D 0-0 4,838
Sat, Feb 21, 1998 FL2 A D 1-1 7,665
Sat, Sep 8, 1998 FL2 H L 0-1 3,796
Sat, Feb 13, 1999 FL2 A L 1-2 10,686
Sat, Aug 21, 1999 FL2 H D 1-1 5,091
Sat, Jan 22, 2000 FL2 A L 2-3 10,969
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 FL2 H L 3-4 3,734
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 FL2 A L 2-3 10,142
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 FAC2 H L 0-1 2,249
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 FAC3 H L 1-5 4,928
Sat, Dec 5, 2020 Ch A D 2-2 BCD
Sat, Jan 9, 2021 FAC3 H W 4-1 BCD
Sat, Mar 13, 2021 Ch H W 1-0 BCD
FL3 = Football League Division Three/'League Two'
PO-F= Division Three Play-Off Final at Wembley
FL2 = Football League Division Two/'League One'
FAC = Football Association Cup
Ch = Football League Championship
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