Preston North End 0-2 Middlesbrough: Player Ratings

Declan Rudd – 7.5The prestonupdates.com MOTM. This may seem odd considering PNE shipped two goals, but Rudd kept the scoreline respectable with a series of smart stops. He proved that a new goalkeeper is not the priority in this transfer window. Darnell Fisher – 6.2It was great to see Fisher back in place of Clarke,…

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Leeds United 1-1 Preston North End: Three Things We Learnt

Mighty midfield. Pearson, Browne and Potts were an outstanding trio in the middle of the park at Elland Road. Not only were they interchangeable, but they caused Leeds endless problems with their running, tackling and assertiveness. Brad Potts imposed himself on the game, forcing mistakes and getting on the ball. Alan Browne ran and ran…

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Preston vs. Blackburn: Match Preview

Preston and Blackburn go head-to-head at Deepdale on Saturday for what is sure to be another interesting game between the two sides. It’s been a tale of two different starts for the clubs during the season so far, with PNE flying high and sat nicely in a play-off berth, while Blackburn and Tony Mowbray are…

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Preston North End 3-1 Stoke City: 5 Talking Points

This was not the most scintillating performance, but we did what was necessary and executed our game plan perfectly. When the team sheet was unveiled, I think it’s safe to say there were a few raised eyebrows. But once again, Alex Neil got it right – restricting Stoke’s diamond and pressing from the front. So,…

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5 Areas Alex Neil Needs to Address Before the 2019/20 Season

Injuries Preston had a horrible injury record in the 2018/19 season with 11 senior players missing at least 5 consecutive games through injury. 5 key players in the shape of Callum Robinson, Sean Maguire, Brandon Barker, Louis Moult and Andrew Hughes all suffered long-term hamstring injuries. It’s evident that North End have an issue with…

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2018/19: Crunching the Numbers

It’s fair to say it has been a bit of a rollercoaster season for North End this year; with emotions ranging from distress at the thought of a relegation scrap in October, to the delight of the prospect of a potential play off push, and then the subsequent agony of missing out on them. I…

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