Plus ca change plus c'est le meme chose - the more things change the more they stay the same. After a flurry of transfer activity Alex Neil still failed to put out a side which could breakdown and really trouble Sheffield Wednesday in what was a distinctly average performance.
Riis started up front but was isolated as ever with no support and a lack of creativity from the forward players. Sinclair was disappointing and Potts was marginally better. Preston did have moments but did not capitalise and eventually lost to a poor goal.
Wednesday started the better putting Preston on the back foot but Iversen was not troubled. It took around twenty minutes for Preston to come into the game but when they did they had much of the possession.
Whiteman had a shot from outside the box which was easily saved and North End had one other chance in the first half but they did not trouble the keeper.
Just before the break Preston failed to clear from a long throw. The ball was headed back across the box to Palmer who stabbed home for his first goal in nine years. It was a poor goal to conceded with multiple opportunities to clear the ball.
After the break North End were on top. Potts had a shot from outside the box which was saved. The chance of the match came when Molumby pulled the ball back for Whiteman who ran into the box only to blast over the bar when he should have hit the target.
The game then became stretched with Wednesday having a couple of threatening attacks. They had a dangerous ball which flashed across the six yard box and a Bannan shot which Iversen did well to tip over the bar.
Sinclair had Preston's last real chance when he headed over the bar but due to some bizarre substitutions North End played the last ten minutes without a recognised striker on the pitch.
The result sums up Preston's season. They have been inconsistent throughout. More than capable of beating Sheffield Wednesday they rarely looked threatening and the home side will be happy for all three points.