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Match Pack: Norwich City v Preston North End

19 September 2020

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Football returns to Carrow Road this afternoon for our first home game of the 2020/21 Championship season! 1,000 season ticket holders are set to be in attendance, but our Match Pack includes all you need to know for those who are watching from home.

Match Preview

"Swansea City were the visitors at the Deepdale Stadium for the first league game of the season, and it was Morgan Gibbs-White who got the game’s only goal to take all three points back to Wales.

But Tuesday night's Carabao Cup second round game at Derby County brought better fortunes, with Preston winning 2-1 through a stoppage time penalty from Daniel Johnson."

Find out more about Preston's start to the season, the referees in charge of today's match, and more in our Match Preivew!

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Team News: Stiepermann to miss first home game

Marco Stiepermann will miss the first home game of the season with a back problem. Click the hyperlink above for team news in full.

Minute's silence to be held in memory of Gorden Bennett

A minute's silence will be held ahead of kick-off at today's game, following the passing of former Norwich City chief executive, Gordon Bennett. Both sides will also be wearing black armbands.

Teemu Pukki: I've missed playing in front of the fans

"When we found out about the news that there would be fans, we were all pretty happy about it. I’ve been missing playing in front of the fans a lot. It’s kind of a different game without fans, so it’s much easier to get yourself into the game when there are some supporters.

"I hope they give us a good cheering from the stands and we will do our best on the pitch."

We sat down with Pukki this week to preview Preston and discuss the return of fans to Carrow Road!

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Gallery: City prepare for Preston

We've had a whole week of uninterrupted training to prepare for today's game, and our photographer was on hand at Lotus Training Centre on Thursday to capture the best moments!

Daniel Farke: I hope return of 1,000 fans is just the start

"It's a supporter's game and this will never change. For that, it's important to have them back.

“Hopefully we can start to increase the number but we have to see how it develops. Let's concentrate on this first step and doing it properly. If everything goes well, we can then look at increasing the numbers.”

Have a read of the boss' pre-match preview above!

Ask the expert - Anthony Wareing on Preston

"On occasion last season, towards the end, he did try three at the back as well, but it depends how he views Norwich as well in terms of how he sets up because he will try to combat them at the same time."

Freelance sports reporter and lifelong Preston North End supporter Anthony Wareing tells us all about his club's prospects for 2020/21!

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Memorable Match: Huckerby wins it late

Today's game may be the first home game of the season, but back in 2003/04, the visit of Preston represented Carrow Road's final fixture, and what a match it was!

Remind yourself of how the action unfolded as City celebrated winning promotion to the Premier League!

How to watch

For information on iFollow, where today's game is being broadcast, and how else you can keep up to date with the match click here.

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