UK time is: 17:39:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Preston North End vs. Southampton

Deepdale

1-11-2008

3:00

Preston vs. Saints

Saints are ready to make the 248 mile trip to Lancashire this Saturday. The Lilywhites, who sit comfortably in 12th place have had most of their success at Deepdale; winning five of their seven fixtures. Their last league encounter saw a convincing 2-0 win at home to Watford on Tuesday night.

Once named the 'Invincibles`, winning the league unbeaten in 1889, Preston have been boosted by the capture of strikers Jon Parkin and Stephen Elliott, who add Championship experience.

Wayne Brown, on loan from Hull comes in to tighten up Preston`s defence along with Jay McEverly from Derby.

The Saints, who are going through a rough patch of late, have struggled to pick up points. With their last win coming over a month ago, there is a lack of confidence within this very young side.

Injuries continue to add salt to the wound with young star Adam Lallana having an ankle problem, ruling him out of Saturday`s fixture.

A sickness bug has hit the Southampton camp with Tomas Pekhart, Chris Perry and Joseph Mills all being ruled out due to illness.

Youngster Alex Pearce who joined on loan from Reading this week may start on the bench.


Vital Quotes:

Jan Poortvliet on new signing Alex Pearce:

'He looks good and has played some games for their first team this year and wants to play again.'

Preston North End Team News:

Possible Preston team: Lonergan, St. Ledger, Mawene, Wayne Brown, McEveley, Nicholson, Jones, McKenna, Wallace, Parkin, Elliott.

Player to watch: Jon Parkin

A powerful player and is due his first goal for Preston.

Southampton Team News:

On loan from Sheffield United, Jordon Robertson declares himself fit for Saturday's match.

Perry, Pekhart and Mills all suffer from a sickness bug and will not feature.

Adam Lallana has been ruled out with an ankle injury, incurred on Tuesday night.

Player to watch: David McGoldrick

With four league goals this season and on target Tuesday night, he will be out to trouble the Preston defence.

Match Facts & Stats

Saints have not beaten Preston in their last six meetings. Last season at Deepdale, Preston put five past the Southerners and completed the double at St. Mary's by winning 0-1.

Ref Watch:

Mark Haywood (West Yorkshire)

Match Prediction:

Optimistic prediction: Preston 1-2 Southampton; McGoldrick to score both.

Next Fixtures:

Bristol City (H) Saturday 8th November (Live on Sky Sports)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 31 2008

Time: 1:50PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Alderweireld Deal Confirmed (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Two Further Loans Confirmed (Monday September 1 2014)

Ramirez Makes Hull Loan Move (Monday September 1 2014)

Sinclair Out On Loan (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Koeman - We Showed Great Character (Sunday August 31 2014)

Schneiderlin & Fonte Post West Ham (Saturday August 30 2014)

Stats: West Ham v Southampton (Saturday August 30 2014)

Koeman - Now For First League Win (Thursday August 28 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
West Ham 1 - 3 Southampton
Southampton 0 - 0 WBA
Liverpool 2 - 1 Southampton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Liverpool 3 2 0 1 2 6
6. Spurs 3 2 0 1 2 6
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 1 5
8. Southampton 3 1 1 1 1 4
9. Hull City 3 1 1 1 0 4
10. Stoke 3 1 1 1 0 4
11. West Ham 3 1 0 2 -1 3

Breaking League News

Vital United MOTM v Burnley (a)
Man Utd : 02/09/2014 17:35:00
Alderweireld Deal Confirmed
Southampton : 02/09/2014 17:34:00
Cleverley Does Join Villa
Man Utd : 02/09/2014 17:26:00
Powell Also Completes Loan Move
Leicester City : 02/09/2014 17:21:00
Lawrence Signs Four Year Deal
Leicester City : 02/09/2014 17:14:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 1%
Clyne 0%
Yoshida 0%
Fonte 0%
Bertrand 0%
Schneiderlin 90%
Ward-Prowse 9%
S Davis 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Long 0%
Sub - Ramirez 0%
Sub - Cork 0%