Preston North End take on Rotherham United tonight and that means a meeting with Chorley-born manager Matt Taylor.
We’re back to that relentless Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday schedule for which the Championship is known.
The dust has barely settled on PNE’s 2-0 home win over Cardiff City on Saturday but the attention immediately turns to another game.
PNE are on the road tonight, travelling to South Yorkshire to take on Rotherham United.
Eight points clear of the drop and looking to secure their Championship status, the Millers will be a tough proposition tonight.
There are a couple of Rotherham players with PNE ties, and the manager even has history with North End.
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Matt Taylor left Exeter City to become Rotherham boss following Paul Warne’s move to Derby County earlier this season.
Taylor was born in Chorley and actually started his football career in the PNE ranks.
Taylor was a goalkeeper at youth level for North End before joining the Everton ranks.
In a remarkable turn of events, Taylor ended up becoming a centre back and after many years in non-league, he ended up becoming a Football League star with Exeter.
The former defender ended up at Charlton Athletic, Bradford City, Colchester United, Cheltenham Town and Newport County before hanging up his boots at Bath City in 2016.
Taylor moved into management in 2018 by taking the Exeter job, spending more than four years in charge to earn his move to Rotherham.
The 41-year-old has done a decent job in charge of Rotherham in what has always been a difficult job.
The Millers are going up against teams with much bigger budgets and six wins in 27 may not sound all that great, but Taylor has Rotherham looking at another Championship season.
Taylor’s story is a pretty incredible one and he would no doubt love a win over North End around 25 years since leaving the club.