2017–18 Preston North End F.C. season

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Preston North End
2017–18 season
ManagerAlex Neil
StadiumDeepdale
Championship7th
FA Cup4th Round
EFL Cup1st round
Top goalscorerLeague: Seán Maguire (10)
All: Jordan Hugill
Seán Maguire (10)

The 2017–18 season was Preston North End's third consecutive season in the Championship, in their 138th year in existence. Along with competing in the Championship, the club also participated in the FA Cup and EFL Cup. The season covered the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Squad[edit]

No. Name Pos. Nationality Place of birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee End
Goalkeepers
1 Declan Rudd GK England Diss 28 85 0 Norwich City 1 July 2017 £966,000 2020
22 Chris Maxwell GK Wales St Asaph 29 71 0 Fleetwood Town 1 July 2016 Free 2020
28 Matthew Hudson GK England Southport 21 1 0 Academy 1 July 2015 Trainee 2020
31 Callum Roberts GK England South shields 20 0 0 Academy 1 July 2017 Trainee 2018
Defenders
3 Greg Cunningham LB Republic of Ireland Galway 28 110 4 Bristol City 27 July 2015 Undisclosed 2019
5 Tom Clarke CB England Sowerby Bridge 31 214 14 Huddersfield Town 22 May 2013 Free 2020
14 Darnell Fisher RB England Reading 25 35 0 Rotherham United 27 July 2017 Undisclosed 2021
15 Calum Woods RB England Liverpool 32 79 0 Huddersfield Town 1 July 2014 Free 2019
17 Tommy Spurr LB England Leeds 32 24 1 Blackburn Rovers 1 July 2016 Free 2019
20 Ben Davies CB/LB England Barrow-in-Furness 24 47 1 Academy 25 January 2013 Free 2021
23 Paul Huntington CB England Carlisle 32 245 17 Yeovil Town 22 May 2012 Free 2018
32 Josh Earl LB/LW England Liverpool 20 20 0 Academy 1 July 2017 Trainee 2020
Midfielders
4 Ben Pearson CM/DM England Oldham 24 84 1 Manchester United 11 January 2016 £115,000 2020
7 Daryl Horgan RM Republic of Ireland Galway 27 44 4 Dundalk 1 January 2017 Free 2019
8 Alan Browne CM Republic of Ireland Cork 24 164 15 Free agent 1 January 2014 Free 2020
10 Josh Harrop AM/CF England Stockport 23 39 4 Manchester United 3 July 2017 Undisclosed 2021
11 Daniel Johnson AM Jamaica Kingston 27 149 23 Aston Villa 23 January 2015 £50,000 2019
12 Paul Gallagher AM/WG Scotland Glasgow 35 222 32 Leicester City 16 June 2015 Free 2019
19 John Welsh CM England Liverpool 34 176 3 Tranmere Rovers 14 May 2012 Free 2018
Forwards
21 Louis Moult CF England Stoke-on-Trent 27 11 2 Motherwell 1 January 2018 Undisclosed 2021
24 Seán Maguire CF Republic of Ireland Luton 25 25 10 Cork City 24 July 2017 Undisclosed 2021
27 Connor Simpson CF England Guisborough 19 1 0 Hartlepool United 11 January 2018 Undisclosed 2020
29 Tom Barkhuizen RW/SS England Blackpool 26 64 14 Morecambe 1 January 2017 Free 2020
37 Callum Robinson WG/CF England Northampton 24 121 23 Aston Villa 4 July 2016 Free 2020
39 Billy Bodin RW/CF Wales Swindon 27 19 1 Bristol Rovers 3 January 2018 Undisclosed 2020
Out on Loan
2 Marnick Vermijl RB Belgium Peer 27 54 4 Sheffield Wednesday 31 August 2016 Undisclosed 2019
6 Andy Boyle CB Republic of Ireland Dublin 28 12 0 Dundalk 1 January 2017 Free 2019
13 Eoin Doyle CF Republic of Ireland Dublin 31 44 7 Cardiff City 1 July 2016 Undisclosed 2019
18 Ben Pringle CM/LM England Newcastle upon Tyne 30 14 0 Fulham 4 July 2016 £255,000 2019
25 Kevin O'Connor LB Republic of Ireland Enniscorthy 22 9 0 Cork City 24 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
30 Melle Meulensteen CM Netherlands Nijmegen 20 0 0 Academy 1 July 2017 Trainee 2018
  • All appearances and goals up to date as of 7 May 2018.

Statistics[edit]

As of 7 May 2018
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Declan Rudd 18 0 16 0 2 0 0 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Greg Cunningham 21 1 20 1 1 0 0 0
4 MF England Ben Pearson 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF England Tom Clarke 20 2 14+4 2 2 0 0 0
7 MF Republic of Ireland Daryl Horgan 21 2 2+17 1 2 1 0 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 47 8 38+6 6 2 2 0+1 0
10 MF England Josh Harrop 39 4 11+27 2 1 2 0 0
11 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 36 3 25+8 3 1+1 0 0+1 0
12 MF Scotland Paul Gallagher 34 2 22+10 2 0+1 0 1 0
14 DF England Darnell Fisher 34 0 33 0 1 0 0 0
15 DF England Calum Woods 18 0 11+5 0 1+1 0 0 0
17 DF England Tommy Spurr 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF England John Welsh 11 0 5+4 0 2 0 0 0
20 DF England Ben Davies 35 1 33+1 1 0 0 1 0
21 FW England Louis Moult 11 2 3+7 2 1 0 0 0
22 GK Wales Chris Maxwell 31 0 30 0 0 0 1 0
23 DF England Paul Huntington 47 1 45 1 2 0 0 0
24 FW Republic of Ireland Seán Maguire 25 10 19+5 10 0 0 0+1 0
27 FW England Connor Simpson 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW England Tom Barkhuizen 47 8 43+3 8 0+1 0 0 0
32 DF England Josh Earl 20 0 16+3 0 1 0 0 0
37 FW England Callum Robinson 43 8 31+10 8 1 0 1 0
39 FW Wales Billy Bodin 19 1 14+3 1 2 0 0 0
Player(s) out on loan:
2 DF Belgium Marnick Vermijl 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 1 0
6 DF Republic of Ireland Andy Boyle 5 0 3 0 0+1 0 1 0
25 DF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 9 0 4+4 0 0 0 1 0
Player(s) who left the club:
9 FW England Jordan Hugill 29 10 26+1 8 0+1 0 1 2
16 MF England Liam Grimshaw 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 FW England Stephy Mavididi 11 0 4+6 0 0 0 1 0

Goals record[edit]

As of 7 May 2018
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 24 Republic of Ireland CF Seán Maguire 10 0 0 10
England CF Jordan Hugill 8 0 2 10
3 8 Republic of Ireland CM Alan Browne 6 2 0 8
29 England WG Tom Barkhuizen 8 0 0 8
37 England WG Callum Robinson 8 0 0 8
6 10 England AM Josh Harrop 2 2 0 4
7 11 Jamaica AM Daniel Johnson 3 0 0 3
8 5 England CB Tom Clarke 2 0 0 2
7 Republic of Ireland WG Daryl Horgan 1 1 0 2
12 Scotland CM Paul Gallagher 2 0 0 2
21 England CF Louis Moult 2 0 0 2
11 3 Republic of Ireland LB Greg Cunningham 1 0 0 1
20 England CB Ben Davies 1 0 0 1
23 England CB Paul Huntington 1 0 0 1
39 Wales LW Billy Bodin 1 0 0 1
Own Goals 1 0 0 1
Total 55 5 2 62

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 7 May 2018
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
1 4 England CM Ben Pearson 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0
2 14 England RB Darnell Fisher 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
3 11 Jamaica AM Daniel Johnson 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
23 England CB Paul Huntington 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
5 England CF Jordan Hugill 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
6 12 Scotland CM Paul Gallagher 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
7 3 Republic of Ireland LB Greg Cunningham 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
8 Republic of Ireland CM Alan Browne 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
19 England CM John Welsh 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
10 10 England AM Josh Harrop 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
15 England RB Calum Woods 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
20 England CB Ben Davies 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
13 32 England LB Josh Earl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
39 Wales LW Billy Bodin 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
15 1 England GK Declan Rudd 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
29 England WG Tom Barkhuizen 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
18 5 England CB Tom Clarke 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6 Republic of Ireland CB Andy Boyle 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Republic of Ireland CF Seán Maguire 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 37 England WG Callum Robinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 105 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 108 5 0

Contracts[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Contract Length Status Expires Ref.
13 September 2017 LB England Josh Earl 3 years Signed June 2020 [1]
16 October 2017 RB England Calum Woods 2 years Signed June 2019 [2]
23 October 2017 WG England Callum Robinson 3 years Signed June 2020 [3]
22 March 2018 CB England Ben Davies 3 1/2 years Signed June 2021 [4]
22 May 2018 RB England Darnell Fisher 3 years Signed June 2021 [5]
1 June 2018 CB England Tom Clarke 2 years Signed June 2020 [6]
6 June 2018 GK England Matthew Hudson 2 years Signed June 2020 [7]
6 June 2018 CF Republic of Ireland Seán Maguire 3 years Signed June 2021 [8]
8 June 2018 CM ScotlandEngland Paul Gallagher 1 year Signed June 2019 [9]

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 GK England Declan Rudd Norwich City £966,000 [10]
3 July 2017 AM England Josh Harrop Manchester United Undisclosed [11]
24 July 2017 CF Republic of Ireland Seán Maguire Cork City Undisclosed [12]
24 July 2017 LB Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor Cork City Undisclosed [13]
26 July 2017 RB England Darnell Fisher Rotherham United Undisclosed [14]
1 January 2018 CF England Louis Moult Motherwell Undisclosed [15]
3 January 2018 RW Wales Billy Bodin Bristol Rovers Undisclosed [16]
11 January 2018 CF England Connor Simpson Hartlepool United Undisclosed [17]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CF Jamaica Jermaine Beckford Bury Released [18][a]
1 July 2017 GK Denmark Anders Lindegaard Burnley Released [18][b]
1 July 2017 RB Wales Clive Smith Free agent Released [18]
8 August 2017 CF Scotland Stevie May Aberdeen Undisclosed fee [21]
31 August 2017 DM England Liam Grimshaw Motherwell Mutual consent [22][c]
31 January 2018 CF England Jordan Hugill West Ham United £10 Million [24]
  1. ^ Jermaine Beckford joined Bury following his release from the club.[19]
  2. ^ Anders Lindegaard joined Burnley following his release.[20]
  3. ^ Liam Grimshaw joined Motherwell following his release from the club.[23]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
4 August 2017 CF England Stephy Mavididi Arsenal 3 January 2018 [25][a]
  1. ^ Mavididi's loan was cut short, so he could join Charlton Athletic.[26]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
31 August 2017 CF Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle Oldham Athleitc January 2018 [27]
8 September 2017 CF England Myles Mason Sutton Coldfield Town 6 October 2017 [28]
8 September 2017 CM Netherlands Melle Meulensteen Lancaster City January 2018 [28]
8 September 2017 CM England Oscar O'Neil Bamber Bridge 6 October 2017 [28]
9 January 2018 CM England Ben Pringle Oldham Athletic 30 June 2018 [29]
25 January 2018 LB Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor Fleetwood Town 30 June 2018 [30]
30 January 2018 CB Republic of Ireland Andy Boyle Doncaster Rovers 30 June 2018 [31]
20 February 2018 FW England Michael Howard Cork City 30 June 2018 [32]

Pre-season[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

As of 7 June 2017, Preston North End have announced seven pre-season friendlies against Bamber Bridge, Stockport County, Morecambe, Accrington Stanley, Burnley, Fleetwood Town[33] and Newcastle United.[34]

Competitions[edit]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
5 Middlesbrough 46 22 10 14 67 45 +22 76 Qualification for Championship play-offs[a]
6 Derby County 46 20 15 11 70 48 +22 75
7 Preston North End 46 19 16 11 57 46 +11 73
8 Millwall 46 19 15 12 56 45 +11 72
9 Brentford 46 18 15 13 62 52 +10 69
Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier League.

Result summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 19 16 11 57 46  +11 73 9 8 6 26 22  +4 10 8 5 31 24  +7

Last updated: 7 May 2018.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundHAAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH
ResultWDLWDDWWDWDDLLLLDWDWWWDDWLDDWWDDDLWWLWLLLWWDWW
Position7912771054446579101413111310109898910119777999888101011118977
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2018. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[35][36]

FA Cup[edit]

In the FA Cup, PNE entered the competition in the third round and were drawn away to Wycombe Wanderers.[37]

EFL Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2017, Preston North End were drawn an away tie against Accrington Stanley in the first round.[38]

Summary[edit]

Games played 49 (46 Championship, 2 FA Cup, 1 EFL Cup)
Games won 20 (19 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 0 EFL Cup)
Games drawn 16 (16 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 EFL Cup)
Games lost 13 (11 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 1 EFL Cup)
Goals scored 64 (57 Championship, 5 FA Cup, 2 EFL Cup)
Goals conceded 51 (46 Championship, 2 FA Cup, 3 EFL Cup)
Goal difference +13
Clean sheets 15 (15 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 EFL Cup)
Yellow cards 105 (102 Championship, 3 FA Cup, 0 EFL Cup)
Red cards 5 (5 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 EFL Cup)
Worst Discipline Ben Pearson 13 Yellow card, 1 Yellow card Yellow-red card, 0 Red card)
Best result 5–1 vs Wycombe Wanderers, 6 Jan 18
Worst result 0–3 vs Ipswich Town, 4 Nov 17
Most appearances Paul Huntington (47)
Top scorer Seán Maguire (10)
Points 73

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josh Earl: Preston North End defender signs three-year contract". BBC Sport. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Calum Woods: Preston North End defender signs new contract". BBC Sport. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Callum Robinson: Preston North End forward signs deal until summer of 2020". BBC Sport. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Ben Davies: Preston North End defender signs new three-and-a half-year deal". BBC Sport. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Darnell Fisher: Preston defender signs contract extension with Championship side". BBC Sport. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Tom Clarke: Preston North End captain agrees new two-year contract". BBC Sport. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Matthew Hudson Agrees New Two-Year Deal". Preston North End. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Sean Maguire Extends Stay With Preston North End". Preston North End. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Gallagher signs new deal at PNE". Preston North End. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Declan Rudd: Preston North End re-sign Norwich City goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Josh Harrop: Preston North End sign Manchester United attacker on four-year deal". BBC Sport. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Sean Maguire To Join PNE". Preston North End Official Site. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Preston North End Agree To Sign Cork City's Kevin O'Connor". Preston North End Official Site. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Darnell Fisher Signs For Preston North End". Preston North End Official Site. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Preston North End Reach Agreement Over Louis Moult Transfer". Preston North End Official Site. 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Preston North End Sign Billy Bodin From Bristol Rovers". Preston North End Official Site. 3 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Connor Simpson: Preston North End sign Hartlepool striker". BBC Sport. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  18. ^ a b c "Retained List Confirmed". Preston North End Official Site. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Bury sign Jermaine Beckford on free transfer after Preston release". SkySports. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Anders Lindegaard: Burnley sign goalkeeper on deal until end of season". BBC. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Aberdeen sign Stevie May on permenant deal". Preston North End Official Site. 8 January 2017.
  22. ^ "Liam Grimshaw Cancels Contract". Preston North End Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Defenders Liam Grimshaw and Peter Hartley join Motherwell". BBC. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Preston North End sell Jordan Hugill to West Ham United". Preston North End Official Site. 31 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Stephy Mavididi Joins PNE On Season Long Loan". Preston North End Official Site. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  26. ^ "Stephy Mavididi: Arsenal prospect agrees second loan spell at Charlton". BBC Sport. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Eoin Doyle Joins Latics On Loan". Preston North End Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  28. ^ a b c "Young Trio Set For Loan Spells". Preston North End Official Site. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  29. ^ "Ben Pringle: Preston midfielder loaned to Oldham Athletic until end of the season". BBC Sport. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  30. ^ "Kevin O'Connor: Fleetwood Town sign defender from Preston North End on loan". BBC Sport. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  31. ^ "Andy Boyle: Doncaster Rovers sign Preston defender on loan". BBC Sport. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  32. ^ "Michael Howard Signs Professional Deal And Cork City Loan". PNEFC. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  33. ^ "2017/18 Pre-Season Fixtures Announced". Preston North End Official Site. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  34. ^ "PNE To Host Newcastle United In Pre-Season Friendly". Preston North End Official Site. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  35. ^ "2017/18 Fixtures Announced". Preston North End Official Site. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  36. ^ "Fixture List". Preston North End Official Site. June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  37. ^ "PNE To Travel To Wycombe In FA Cup Third Round". Preston North End Official Site. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  38. ^ "PNE Face Accrington Stanley In Carabao Cup First Round". Preston North End Official Site. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.