Final pre-season test for the Shakers as Simon Grayson’s Preston North End visit BL9
Preston North End provide the opposition for the Shakers final pre-season game and gaffer David Flitcroft will be keen to keep the unbeaten pre-season run going into next weekends Sky Bet League One opener at Doncaster Rovers.
With the summer additions to the squad looking to have settled into the squad, the gaffer will be hoping that several niggling injuries will clear ahead of next weeks visit to the Keepmoat Stadium, but this final pre-season game may be too close for some, if not all of his injured players.
Players such as Andrew Tutte, Ryan Lowe, Danny Nardiello, Kelvin Etuhu and Jacob Mellis have yet to kick a pre-season ball in anger whilst Danny Mayor was a notable absentee for Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
Strikers Tom Pope and Leon Clarke have settled well and both have been on the pre-season score sheet, but the gaffer still has plenty of options to utilise going into this final test.
Performances have thus far impressed David Flitcroft but he will demand a step up in the Shakers final pre-season test and will use the game as a final test ahead of next weekend’s opener at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Prices are as follow: -
Concessions: £5.00 (Under 23, Over 65, Disabled, Unemployed & Students
Admission is pay on the turnstiles
Home supporters will be accommodated in the Main Stand and the Les Hart Stand. Away supporters will be using the Decipher Construction Stand.
Shakers PlayerHD will also carry Full Match Commentary from the game.