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Preston North End and Chesterfield have both been charged by the Football Association after their League One play-off match last week.
It's over allegations that in or around the 28th minute of the fixture, the clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
Preston assistant manager Glynn Snodin has been charged for misconduct over allegations his behaviour during the first half of the match amounted to improper conduct.
Both clubs and Mr Snodin have until 6pm on 15 May 2015 to respond to the charges.
Preston North End continue their bid for promotion to the Championship away at Chesterfield.
They're hoping it'll be tenth time lucky, having failed to go up from the previous nine play offs they've been involved in.
The manager and players insist that poor record won't have a negative impact on their push for promotion this season.
Full ticket details for Preston's Play-Off semi-final versus Chesterfield have been released.
The first leg will take place at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium on Thursday 7th May at 7.45pm and the Lilywhites have been allocated 2,000 seats in the North Stand.
Tickets are priced £20 for adults (19 to 64-years-old), £13 for senior citizens (65 and over) and 15 to 18-year-olds and £9 for 14-year-olds and under
The second leg will take place at Deepdale on Sunday 10th May with a 12.15pm kick-off.
The price for tickets for the home leg have been set at £20 for adults, £12 for senior citizens (60 and over for Ambassadors, 65 and over for all other supporters), young adults 16 to 18-year-olds and full-time students and £5 for U16s in all stands, with one third of the Bill Shankly Kop again open for home supporters.
With just two games to go in League One, Preston have their promotion fate in their own hands.
Victory in both their remaining matches will see them finish as runners up and seal a return to Championship.
But as David Chisnall reports, they won't have to wait until the end of the season for their promotion party, if results go their way this weekend.
Preston North End’s Joe Garner has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Year at The Football League Awards and picked up the Goal of the Year award too.
Garner beat competition from Milton Keynes Dons’ Dele Alli and Bristol City’s Luke Freeman to claim the overall Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Year Award.
He won Goal of the Year for his superb strike in last season’s play-off game against Rotherham at Deepdale.
Click blow to watch the wonder goal:
For a brief few minutes it looked like it was going to be the night of the underdog as Preston North End and Manchester United were nil nil at half time. Step forward local hero Scott Laird who fired in the first goal of the game for Preston - the first time the two teams had met for 43 years. There was uproar. It was the stuff Preston dreams are made of.
But then the dream ended abruptly with Herrera scoring for United in the 65th minute, Fellaini in the 73rd and Rooney firing in a penalty in the 88th. So Manchester United are through to the next round of the FA Cup where they join Liverpool and Blackburn in the Quarter Finals.
Final score 3,1 to Manchester United.
It looked like it was going to be the night of the underdog when Preston North End went one up against Manchester United at Deepdale. It was thanks to local hero Scott Laird who scored in the 47th minute in the fifth round of the FA Cup. But then Sergio Aguera scored for United in the 65th minute.