UK time is: 08:02:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Stoke City vs. Preston NE

Britannia Stadium

29th January 2007

3pm

Stoke vs Preston preview

Stoke will look to bounce back from the poor defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday and face Preston at the Brit on Saturday. The Lilywhites currently languish in the relegation zone but got a 1-0 win against Watford at Deepdale last week to lift the gloom slightly.

The Potters could do with a win after a run of four league draws, but with three away trips and only one home match in that time they can still be seen as creditable performances.

Vital Quotes:

Preston manager, Alan Irvine is wary of the former Preston player, Ricardo Fuller and revealed that he was once an Everton target whilst at Deepdale. He told the PNE official site: 'I go back a number of years when he was playing here and we were watching him very carefully for Everton but he suffered a terrible injury and that put him out for a long time. He looks in great form just now, he's been a real threat.'

Stoke City Team News:

Stoke now have three former Lilywhites amongst their ranks in Danny Pugh, Ricardo Fuller and Richard Cresswell who are all available following the Newcastle match. Doubts still surround Andy Wilkinson, Carl Dickinson and Rory Delap but this may allow a third debut for Andy Griffin and a second debut for Salif Diao.

Player to watch: Ryan Shawcross

Shawcross's permanent signing has pleased the fans and it shows the real commitment and belief from both the Chairman and the players as it was revealed that the Potters had beaten off four clubs from the Prem and Championship and Ryan had turned down a new contract from Man United.

Preston NE Team News:

Former Potter loanee, Paul Gallagher has returned to Blackburn after his loan period ended so will not feature. Neil Mellor, who came off the bench to score last week's winner against Watford, may get a chance to start. Former Potter, Lewis Neil will also start.

Player to watch: Richard Chaplow

The 22 year old midfielder has just completed a £800k move from West Brom. The former Baggie made his name at Burnley before moving south in 2005

Match Facts & Stats

Ref Watch:

Stuart Atwell arrives at the Brit fresh from officiating at Havant and Waterlooville's FA Cup triumph over Swansea in midweek. His only previous Championship match was at Sheffield United on Boxing Day.

Next Fixtures:

Tue 29th Jan: Charlton (away) kick-off: 7.45pm
Sat 2nd Feb: Cardiff (home) kick-off: 12.30pm ** note time **
Sat 9th Feb: Wolves (away) kick-off: 3pm




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: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 18 2008

Time: 6:25PM

Your Comments

Preston are on for a hammering today. Sorry Preston fans. 3 - 1 to Stoke and that will flatter Preston;-)
stokiesteve72
Methinks I should've put a few quid on that scoreline!!!! Well done Stoke, carry it on and we'll be singing in the Prem..
stokiesteve72
GOOD RESULT CONSIDERING ALL THOSE OTHER TEAMS FIUGHTING FOR THE TITLE AN DPLAY OFF SPOTS KEEP WATCHING OVER YOU SHOULDER FOR THE F1 EXPRESS KNOWN AS QPR WE'RE COMING
ozanne park rangers
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stoke secure marquee Bojan signing (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Palacios fails Qatar medical (Monday July 21 2014)

Jerome left out of Germany squad (Saturday July 19 2014)

Palacios set for Qatar switch (Saturday July 19 2014)

Cameron given freedom of home city (Saturday July 19 2014)

Which strikers could leave Stoke? (Friday July 18 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Hammers Draw a Blank!
» West Ham : 30/07/2014 07:53:00
Three Months?
» Man Utd : 30/07/2014 07:46:00
Getting Shirty!
» Chelsea : 30/07/2014 07:26:00
We`re So Lucky Compared to……………
» Chelsea : 30/07/2014 07:25:00
Luke, A Shaw Bullet Dodged? ‏
» Chelsea : 29/07/2014 19:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke player of the World Cup
Suggested By:  
Begovic 9%
Cameron 11%
Odemwingie 76%
Palacios 4%