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Right-back has been a ‘haunted’ role says Clarke

It will be famine turning into feast for Simon Grayson as far as the Preston North End right-back role is concerned when action resumes after the international break. Alex Baptiste and Marnick Vermijl both resumed training before the break and should be

today, 19:48 in Sport
 

Magpies choose worst possible moment to slip up

Chorley 0 Curzon Ashton 3 Chaotic first-half defending condemned Chorley to defeat against a lively mid-table Curzon and also cost the Magpies their place among the play-offs contenders which they had held since early September. The visitors’ speed, ener

today, 19:10 in Sport
 

Match report: Morecambe 1 Mansfield Town 3

It’s six of the worst for Morecambe as they slumped to yet another defeat. Danny Rose’s first-half double, as well as a goal from Ben Whiteman, made it a March to forget for Jim Bentley’s players with half-a-dozen defeats on the spin. The Shrimps were on

today, 18:57 in Sport
 

PNE in numbers: Duo close in on latest ban

Maybe Ben Pearson and Greg Cunningham should head down to London on the train together? The latter’s lunge on Elliott Bennett in the 2-2 draw at Blackburn Rovers last time out took the pair level on 13 bookings for the season. Having already served one a

today, 16:30 in Sport
 

Concern mounting for woman, 33, missing from home in Lancaster

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who has gone missing from home in Lancaster. Thu Thi Do, 33, was last seen at her home address on Quarry Road at around 11pm last night (March 23rd). She left the address and has not b

today, 14:04 in Regional North West
 

Test Track decision is deferred

A decision on the future of the former Leyland Test Track has been put on hold. Some 230 residents, anxious to hear what the outcome would be, attended the meeting at the Civic Centre in Leyland. The 120-acre Moss Side site has been identified for a majo

today, 11:48 in Regional North West
 

Brig settle matters early on at home

Bamber Bridge 2 Farsley Celtic 0 Two first-half goals were enough to earn Brig victory over Farsley Celtic at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium in the NPL First Division North. Chris Marlow got the opener in the 19th minute and Josh Heaton added the second 10 m

today, 11:31 in Sport
 

Hoppers will need a miracle to beat drop

Preston Grasshoppers 15 Stourbridge 26 Hoppers’ dismal season went from bad to worse when they squandered a lead with five minutes to go, then compounded the folly by throwing away even a losing bonus point. Despite an encouraging first half, this was an

today, 11:23 in Sport
 

Massaro fights back to earn final spot

Chorley's Laura Massaro will appear in the final of the iconic  British Open for the fourth time after she mounted a stunning comeback from two games down against defending champion Nour El Sherbini at Hull’s Airco Arena. She now becomes the first female

today, 11:06 in Sport
 

PNE skipper ready for battle

Preston skipper Tom Clarke predicts none of the teams battling for a play-off are in for a ‘smooth’ ride over the coming weeks. The defender predicts lots of twists and turns with the season down to its last eight matches. North End resume action in a we

today, 10:43 in Sport
 

PNE's McGeady features for Republic of Ireland

Preston North End winger Aiden McGeady played the latter stages of the Republic of Ireland's goalless draw against Wales at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Friday night. McGeady came off the bench to replace David Meyler in the 79th minute of the World Cup qua

today, 10:24 in Sport
 

Big Interview part two: Tommy Docherty

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since Tommy Docherty was infamously sacked as Manchester United manager. When the Red Devils boss was joyously parading the FA Cup around Wembley in May 1977 after masterminding an unexpected victory over the mi

today, 09:58 in Sport
 

Madrid Court Chelsea duo?

Friday’s transfer rumoues from at home and abroad The Guardian: Real Madrid hope to sign Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard this summer. Daily Mirror: Manchester City are prepared to pay £40m for Juventus’ Kingsley Coman once his two-year loan

yesterday, 17:30 in Sport
 

Dave Seddon’s PNE Press View

A crunch of the numbers show that Preston fans enjoy being on their travels. The Lilywhites’ visits to Blackburn, Fulham and Wigan were watched by a combined 13,591 from the away end. Those are the last three Saturday away matches, add to the equation th

yesterday, 17:19 in Sport
 

London terror victim speaks out: ‘I thought my two other friends were dead’

The Lancashire teen hurt in the London terror attack has spoken of the moment the terrorist’s out-of-control car came speeding towards him. Owen Lambert was laughing and joking with his friends as they set out to explore the sights of London on a univers

yesterday, 17:06 in Regional North West
 


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