2015–16 Preston North End F.C. season

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Preston North End
2015–16 season
Manager Simon Grayson
Stadium Deepdale
Championship 11th
FA Cup Third Round
(eliminated by Peterborough United)
League Cup Third round
(eliminated by Bournemouth)
Lancashire Senior Cup First round
(eliminated by Everton)
Top goalscorer League: Daniel Johnson (7)
All: Daniel Johnson (7)
Highest home attendance 19,852 (vs Blackburn, 21 Nov 15)
Lowest home attendance 5,643 (vs Bournemouth (League Cup, 22 Sep 15)
Average home league attendance 13,035
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2015–16 season was Preston North End's first season back in the Championship, after gaining promotion via the play-offs last season, in their 136th year in existence. Along with competing in the Championship, the club will also participate in the FA Cup and League Cup. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Kit[edit]


Supplier: Nike
Sponsor(s): Virgin Trains

Home
Away

Last updated: 29 July 2015.
Source: Historical Football Kits

Squad[edit]

No. Name Pos. Nationality Place of birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee End
Goalkeepers
1 Anders Lindegaard GK Denmark Dyrup 34 9 0 West Bromwich Albion 23 January 2016 Loan 2016
26 Steven James GK England Stockport 23 0 0 Academy 1 July 2013 Free 2016
40 Matthew Hudson GK England 1 0 Academy 1 July 2015 Free 2016
43 Chris Kirkland GK England Barwell 37 2 0 Sheffield Wednesday 12 August 2015 Free 2016
Defenders
2 Marnick Vermijl RB Belgium Peer 26 28 3 Sheffield Wednesday 7 August 2015 Loan 2016
3 Greg Cunningham LB Republic of Ireland Galway 27 38 1 Bristol City 27 July 2015 Undisclosed 2017
5 Tom Clarke CB England Sowerby Bridge 30 140 7 Huddersfield Town 22 May 2013 Free 2017
6 Bailey Wright CB Australia Melbourne 26 178 8 Academy 1 July 2009 Trainee 2017
15 Calum Woods FB England Liverpool 31 56 0 Huddersfield Town 1 July 2014 Free 2018
23 Paul Huntington CB England Carlisle 31 156 15 Yeovil Town 22 May 2012 Free 2017
28 Nick Anderton LB England 22 0 0 Academy 1 July 2014 Free 2016
29 Josh Heaton CB England 22 0 0 Academy 1 July 2015 Trainee 2016
Midfielders
4 Ben Pearson CM England Oldham 23 11 0 Manchester United 11 January 2016 £100,000 2018
7 Chris Humphrey WG Jamaica Saint Catherine 30 116 7 Motherwell 4 June 2013 Free 2017
8 Neil Kilkenny CM Australia
England
Enfield 32 92 4 Bristol City 14 November 2013 Free 2016
11 Daniel Johnson AM Jamaica Kingston 26 62 16 Aston Villa 23 January 2015 £50,000 2017
12 Paul Gallagher AM/WG England Glasgow 34 141 30 Leicester City 16 June 2015 Free 2017
16 Alan Browne CM Republic of Ireland Cork 23 73 6 Free agent 1 January 2014 Free 2018
19 John Welsh CM England Liverpool 33 152 3 Tranmere Rovers 14 May 2012 Free 2017
31 Liam Grimshaw MF/RB England Burnley 23 0 0 Manchester United 18 January 2016 Undisclosed 2018
32 Adam Reach LW England Chester-le-Street 25 27 5 Middlesbrough 26 September 2015 Loan 2016
Forwards
10 Jermaine Beckford CF England London 34 35 18 Bolton Wanderers 9 June 2015 Free 2017
13 Eoin Doyle CF Republic of Ireland Dublin 30 24 2 Cardiff City 1 September 2015 Loan 2016
14 Joe Garner CF England Blackburn 30 138 52 Watford 8 January 2013 Free 2018
18 Andy Little CF Northern Ireland Enniskillen 29 16 2 Rangers 21 June 2014 Free 2016
24 Stevie May CF Scotland Perth 25 8 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1 September 2015 Undisclosed 2018
25 Jordan Hugill CF England Middlesbrough 26 32 5 Port Vale 19 June 2014 Undisclosed 2016
37 Callum Robinson CF England Northampton 23 38 8 Aston Villa 5 January 2016 Loan 2016
Out on Loan
17 Kyel Reid WG England Deptford 30 29 0 Bradford City 1 July 2014 Free 2016
20 Ben Davies LB England Barrow-in-Furness 23 10 0 Academy 25 January 2013 Free 2016
22 Josh Brownhill CM England Warrington 22 61 8 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2016
27 Jack Ryan CF England Barrow-in-Furness 23 2 0 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee 2016

Statistics[edit]

As of 10 April 2016
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Denmark Anders Lindegaard (on loan from West Bromwich Albion) 10 0 10+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF Belgium Marnick Vermijl (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday) 29 3 17+8 2 1+0 0 2+1 1
3 DF Republic of Ireland Greg Cunningham 40 1 37+0 1 1+0 0 2+0 0
4 MF England Ben Pearson 11 0 9+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 DF England Tom Clarke 34 0 30+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
6 DF Australia Bailey Wright 34 0 31+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
7 MF Jamaica Chris Humphrey 13 0 5+5 0 0+0 0 1+2 0
8 MF Australia Neil Kilkenny 14 1 5+7 1 0+0 0 2+0 0
10 FW Jamaica Jermaine Beckford 4 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
11 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 40 8 38+1 7 0+0 0 1+0 1
12 MF Scotland Paul Gallagher 36 5 35+0 5 0+1 0 0+0 0
13 FW Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle (on loan from Cardiff City) 26 3 14+11 3 1+0 0 0+0 0
14 FW England Joe Garner 39 6 35+1 6 1+0 0 1+1 0
15 DF England Calum Woods 31 0 24+4 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
16 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 35 2 22+9 2 1+0 0 3+0 0
19 MF England John Welsh 25 0 13+10 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
23 DF England Paul Huntington 37 0 28+6 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
24 FW England Stevie May 8 0 4+3 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 FW England Jordan Hugill 27 4 6+18 2 0+1 0 2+0 2
32 MF England Adam Reach (on loan from Middlesbrough) 31 5 30+0 5 1+0 0 0+0 0
37 FW England Callum Robinson (on loan from Aston Villa) 9 2 3+6 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
40 GK England Matthew Hudson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
43 GK England Chris Kirkland 2 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
First Team Players on loan:
17 MF England Kyel Reid (at Bradford City) 3 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
20 DF England Ben Davies (at Newport County) 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
22 MF England Josh Brownhill (at Barnsley) 5 1 0+2 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
Players that left the club during the season:
1 GK England Sam Johnstone (on loan from Manchester United) 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
1 GK England Jordan Pickford (on loan from Sunderland) 27 0 24+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
9 FW England Will Keane (on loan from Manchester United) 22 2 12+8 1 0+0 0 2+0 1
4 DF Republic of Ireland Paddy McCarthy (on loan from Crystal Palace) 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goals record[edit]

As of 10 April 2016
Rank No. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 11 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 7 0 1 8
2 14 FW England Joe Garner 6 0 0 6
3 12 MF Scotland Paul Gallagher 5 0 0 5
32 MF England Adam Reach 5 0 0 5
5 25 FW England Jordan Hugill 2 0 2 4
6 2 DF Belgium Marnick Vermijl 2 0 1 3
13 FW Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle 3 0 0 3
8 9 FW England Will Keane 1 0 1 2
16 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 2 0 0 2
37 FW England Callum Robinson 2 0 0 2
11 3 DF Republic of Ireland Greg Cunningham 1 0 0 1
8 MF Australia Neil Kilkenny 1 0 0 1
22 MF England Josh Brownhill 0 0 1 1
Own Goal 3 0 0 3
Total 43 0 6 49

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 10 April 2016
No. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
1 GK England Jordan Pickford 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
2 DF Belgium Marnick Vermijl 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Greg Cunningham 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
4 MF England Ben Pearson 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 DF England Tom Clarke 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
6 DF Australia Bailey Wright 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
7 MF Jamaica Chris Humphrey 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 MF Australia Neil Kilkenny 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 FW England Will Keane 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
10 FW Jamaica Jermaine Beckford 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
11 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
12 MF Scotland Paul Gallagher 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
14 FW England Joe Garner 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
15 DF England Calum Woods 6 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
16 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
17 MF England Kyel Reid 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
19 MF England John Welsh 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
23 DF England Paul Huntington 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
25 FW England Jordan Hugill 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
32 MF England Adam Reach 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 87 5 2 0 4 0 93 5

Contracts[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
28 DF England Nick Anderton 19 Extended 1 year June 2016 Preston North End Official Site
5 DF England Tom Clarke 27 Signed 2 years June 2017 Preston North End Official Site
23 DF England Paul Huntington 27 Signed 2 years June 2017 Preston North End Official Site
27 FW England Jack Ryan 20 Extended 1 year June 2016 Preston North End Official Site
6 DF Australia Bailey Wright 22 Extended 2 years June 2017 Preston North End Official Site
7 MF Jamaica Chris Humphrey 27 Signed 2 years June 2017 BBC Sport
19 MF England John Welsh 31 Signed 2 years June 2017 BBC Sport
3 DF England Scott Laird 27 Rejected N/A June 2015 BBC Sport
21 GK Germany Thorsten Stuckmann 34 Rejected N/A June 2015 BBC Sport
14 FW England Joe Garner 27 Signed 3 years June 2018 BBC Sport
16 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 20 Signed 3 years June 2018 BBC Sport
26 GK England Steven James 20 Signed 1 year June 2016 Preston North End Official Site
15 DF England Calum Woods 28 Signed 3 years June 2018 BBC Sport

Last updated:

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 CF Jamaica Jermaine Beckford Bolton Wanderers Free transfer [1]
1 July 2015 AM Scotland Paul Gallagher Leicester City Free transfer [2]
27 July 2015 LB Republic of Ireland Greg Cunningham Bristol City Undisclosed [3]
12 August 2015 GK England Chris Kirkland Sheffield Wednesday Free transfer [4]
1 September 2015 CF Scotland Stevie May Sheffield Wednesday Undisclosed [5]
11 January 2016 CM England Ben Pearson Manchester United £100,000 [6][a]
18 January 2016 MF England Liam Grimshaw Manchester United Undisclosed [8]
  1. ^ Although officially undisclosed, Manchester Evening News reported the fee to be £100,000.[7]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 LB Northern Ireland David Buchanan Northampton Town [a] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 CF England Kevin Davies Free agent Released [11]
1 July 2015 CF England Sylvan Ebanks-Blake Chesterfield [b] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 LW England Lee Holmes Exeter City [c] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 DM Republic of Ireland Keith Keane Cambridge United [d] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 AM England Jack King Scunthorpe United [e] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 LB England Scott Laird Scunthorpe United Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 GK Germany Thorsten Stuckmann Doncaster Rovers Free transfer [17]
1 July 2015 RB Gibraltar Scott Wiseman Scunthorpe United [f] Free transfer [10]
  1. ^ Following Buchanan's release on 28 May 2015, he later signed for Northampton Town.[9]
  2. ^ Following Ebanks-Blake release on 28 May 2015, he later signed for Chesterfield.[12]
  3. ^ Following Holmes' release on 28 May 2015, he later signed for Exeter City.[13]
  4. ^ Following Keane's release on 28 May 2015, he later signed for Cambridge United.[14]
  5. ^ Following King's release on 28 May 2015, he later signed for Scunthorpe United.[15]
  6. ^ Following Wiseman's release on 28 May 2015, he later signed for Scunthorpe United.[18]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
8 July 2015 CF England Will Keane Manchester United End of season [19]
31 July 2015 GK England Jordan Pickford Sunderland 31 December 2015 [20][21]
6 August 2015 RB Belgium Marnick Vermijl Sheffield Wednesday End of season [22]
1 September 2015 CF Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle Cardiff City End of season [5]
26 September 2015 LM England Adam Reach Middlesbrough End of Season [23][24]
31 December 2015 GK England Sam Johnstone Manchester United 23 January 2016 [21]
5 January 2016 CF England Callum Robinson Aston Villa End of Season [24]
23 January 2016 GK Denmark Anders Lindegaard West Bromwich Albion End of Season [25]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
5 August 2015 CF England Jack Ryan Morecambe 23 October 2015 [26][27]
10 August 2015 LB England Nick Anderton Aldershot Town 7 September 2015 [28]
11 September 2015 GK England Jamie Jones Colchester United 11 December 2015 [29]
2 October 2015 WG England Kyel Reid Bradford City 2 January 2016 [30]
23 October 2015 CF England Jack Ryan Southport End of Season [27]
17 November 2015 CF Northern Ireland Andy Little Blackpool 30 January 2016 [31]
18 November 2015 GK England Steven James Droylsden 16 January 2016 [32]
26 November 2015 CB England Josh Heaton Tamworth 3 January 2016 [33]

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

On 1 June 2015, Preston North End announced their first friendly against Chorley, competing for the Jack Kirkland Trophy.[34] Pre-season friiendles were announced on the clubs fixture list.[35]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 72 67 +5 65
10 Birmingham City 46 16 15 15 53 49 +4 63
11 Preston North End 46 15 17 14 45 45 0 62
12 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 18 14 54 54 0 60
13 Leeds United 46 14 17 15 50 58 −8 59
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Matches[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Lancashire Senior Cup[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preston North End Sign Jermaine Beckford On Two Year Deal". Preston North End FC. 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Preston North End Sign Paul Gallagher On Two Year Deal". Preston North End FC. 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Cunningham Completes Permanent Move". Preston North End FC. 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Chris Kirkland: Preston North End sign goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 12 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b "PNE Land Strike Duo On Deadline Day". Preston North End FC. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Ben Pearson: Manchester United midfielder joins Preston North End". BBC Sport. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Manchester United transfer news: Ben Pearson signs for Preston". Manchester Evening News. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Liam Grimshaw: Man Utd youngster joins Preston North End". BBC Sport. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Northampton sign defender Buchanan". BBC Sport. 28 May 2015.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Preston North End Retained List". Preston North End FC. 28 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Kevin Davies Departs Preston North End". Preston North End FC. 1 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Chesterfield sign Ebanks-Blake". Sky Sports. 6 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Winger Holmes signs for Exeter". BBC Sport. 28 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Cambridge sign Preston midfielder". BBC Sport. 27 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Scunthorpe sign midfielder King". BBC Sport. 26 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Iron sign Preston defender Laird". BBC Sport. 11 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Doncaster sign keeper Stuckmann". BBC Sport. 10 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Scunthorpe sign defender Wiseman". BBC Sport. 28 May 2015.
  19. ^ "North End Capture Manchester United Forward". Preston North End FC. 8 July 2015.
  20. ^ "Sunderland Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford Joins On Season-Long Loan". Preston North End FC. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  21. ^ a b "Sam Johnstone: Man Utd keeper returns to Preston on loan". BBC Sport. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  22. ^ "Marnick Vermijl Completes Season Long Loan". Preston North End FC. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  23. ^ "Adam Reach Joins PNE Until December". Preston North End FC. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  24. ^ a b "Preston re-sign Callum Robinson and extend Adam Reach loan". BBC Sport. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  25. ^ "Anders Lindegaard: Preston sign West Brom goalkeeper on loan". BBC Sport. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  26. ^ "Jack Ryan Joins Morecambe On Loan". Preston North End FC. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  27. ^ a b "Jack Ryan: Preston striker joins Southport on loan". BBC Sport. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  28. ^ "Nick Anderton Joins Aldershot On Loan". Preston North End FC. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  29. ^ "Jamie Jones: Colchester United sign Preston North End keeper". BBC Sport. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  30. ^ "Kyel Reid: Preston North End winger back at Bradford on loan". BBC Sport. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  31. ^ "Andy Little: Blackpool sign Preston North End striker on loan". BBC Sport. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  32. ^ "Steven James Joins Droylsden". Preston North End F.C. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  33. ^ "Josh Heaton Joins Tamworth On Youth Loan". Preston North End F.C. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  34. ^ "Preston North End To Face Chorley In Pre-Season Fixture". Preston North End FC. 1 June 2015.
  35. ^ "Fixtures & Results". Preston North End FC. June 2015.