It seems that the end of this season cannot come soon enough for Preston. The club lurch from poor performance to poor performance although they should accumulate enough points to be safe despite losing a colossal amount of games.
North End travelled to Wycombe who are destined for relegation having spent much of the season in the bottom three and currently bottom several points away from safety.
The clubs met recently in the FA Cup where Preston were poor. The league game away at Wycombe went the same way and Preston seemed to lack any fight or determination.
Wycombe started the better side and were the only team in the game in the first half. Iversen was forced into two saves before the home side took the lead.
The goal was simple. A straight forward corner aimed at Tafazzoli who easily reached the ball first to head goalwards. There was a question as to whether a Wycombe striker was in an offisde position blocking Iversen's view but the flag stayed down as the ball flew into the back of the net.
In all honesty Wycombe deserved their lead and Iversen was forced into action again before the break. The statistics at half time showed Preston had not had one meaningful effort on goal.
Neil made three substitutes at half time and a further two before the end of the game. The highlights were an Evans shot way over the bar. Potts hit the side netting and skied another effort. Gordon also had a cross cut out but in reality the Wycombe keeper was rarely troubled.
The home side did have a couple of efforts at goal but didn't need to add to their solitary goal as Preston looked lost. North End pumped balls up and seemed to lack any clue over how to play against Wycombe.
There seemed to be a lack of energy and passion. Whatever Neil did it failed. He seemed to accept the defeat with hands in pockets stood on the sidelines.
The worrying problem is the direction of the club. Nobody seems to be taking control or setting out a plan over development. There seems to be a lack of willingness and spirit. It will be a big summer with changes needed but before then Preston must secure a couple more victories to be safe from relegation.