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2015–16 Preston North End F.C. season

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.

Preston North End
2015–16 season
ManagerSimon Grayson
StadiumDeepdale
Championship11th
FA CupThird Round
(eliminated by Peterborough United)
League CupThird round
(eliminated by Bournemouth)
Lancashire Senior CupFirst round
(eliminated by Everton)
Top goalscorerLeague: Daniel Johnson (7)
All: Daniel Johnson (7)
Highest home attendance19,852 (vs Blackburn, 21 Nov 15)
Lowest home attendance5,643 (vs Bournemouth (League Cup, 22 Sep 15)
Average home league attendance13,035

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

SquadEdit

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

StatisticsEdit

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   Anders Lindegaard (on loan from West Bromwich Albion) 10 0 10+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF   Marnick Vermijl (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday) 29 3 17+8 2 1+0 0 2+1 1
3 DF   Greg Cunningham 40 1 37+0 1 1+0 0 2+0 0
4 MF   Ben Pearson 11 0 9+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 DF   Tom Clarke 34 0 30+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
6 DF   Bailey Wright 34 0 31+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
7 MF   Chris Humphrey 13 0 5+5 0 0+0 0 1+2 0
8 MF   Neil Kilkenny 14 1 5+7 1 0+0 0 2+0 0
10 FW   Jermaine Beckford 4 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
11 MF   Daniel Johnson 40 8 38+1 7 0+0 0 1+0 1
12 MF   Paul Gallagher 36 5 35+0 5 0+1 0 0+0 0
13 FW   Eoin Doyle (on loan from Cardiff City) 26 3 14+11 3 1+0 0 0+0 0
14 FW   Joe Garner 39 6 35+1 6 1+0 0 1+1 0
15 DF   Calum Woods 31 0 24+4 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
16 MF   Alan Browne 35 2 22+9 2 1+0 0 3+0 0
19 MF   John Welsh 25 0 13+10 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
23 DF   Paul Huntington 37 0 28+6 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
24 FW   Stevie May 8 0 4+3 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 FW   Jordan Hugill 27 4 6+18 2 0+1 0 2+0 2
32 MF   Adam Reach (on loan from Middlesbrough) 31 5 30+0 5 1+0 0 0+0 0
37 FW   Callum Robinson (on loan from Aston Villa) 9 2 3+6 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
40 GK   Matthew Hudson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
43 GK   Chris Kirkland 2 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
First Team Players on loan:
17 MF   Kyel Reid (at Bradford City) 3 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
20 DF   Ben Davies (at Newport County) 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
22 MF   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   Sam Johnstone (on loan from Manchester United) 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
1 GK   Jordan Pickford (on loan from Sunderland) 27 0 24+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
9 FW   Will Keane (on loan from Manchester United) 22 2 12+8 1 0+0 0 2+0 1
4 DF   Paddy McCarthy (on loan from Crystal Palace) 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goals recordEdit

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

Disciplinary recordEdit

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

ContractsEdit

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

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TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

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

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 LB   David Buchanan Northampton Town [a] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 CF   Kevin Davies Free agent Released [11]
1 July 2015 CF   Sylvan Ebanks-Blake Chesterfield [b] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 LW   Lee Holmes Exeter City [c] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 DM   Keith Keane Cambridge United [d] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 AM   Jack King Scunthorpe United [e] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 LB   Scott Laird Scunthorpe United Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 GK   Thorsten Stuckmann Doncaster Rovers Free transfer [17]
1 July 2015 RB   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 inEdit

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

Loans outEdit

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

CompetitionsEdit

Pre-season friendliesEdit

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

ChampionshipEdit

League tableEdit

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

MatchesEdit

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

Lancashire Senior CupEdit

Overall summaryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.