Exclusive - New face heading to town

Last updated : 06 December 2002 By Luke Thornhill
Preston North End fan Steven Johnson is in the midst of a tour of every Football League ground in the country, and Glanny Park is next on his list.

The 22-year-old started the journey after realising that his enjoyment of football came more from the atmosphere in the crowd than the football itself, chronicling his journeys on his website.

"I decided last season I would travel to as many PNE away games as possible, eventually travelling to a variety of other grounds as a neutral as well," Steven explained to Iron-Bru.net.

"I think I realised it wasn't so much watching Preston that I was enjoying, but seeing the different grounds."

Steven describes himself as a fan of traditional grounds, sadly listing Hull's falling down hole Boothferry Park as one of his favourites. The magnificent Reebok Stadium in Bolton also left a great impression on him.

Carlisle United's Brunton Park, where United could have to travel upto if Saturday's game ends all square, also rates highly in his view.

The design of Glanford Park doesn't bode well though, as he explains that his favourites grounds have four unique sides.

However: "Sixfields Stadium is probably similar to Glanford Park in that I wasn't sure what I'd make of it, but in the end I had a great day out."

He has a busy week ahead of the match, taking in Darlington and Hearts last weekend, but we're sure he'll enjoy his afternoon sat in the Country Chef Stand.

We'll let you know what he thought of the day next week.