Dreadful Preston Dumped Out Of Cup

Last updated : 09 January 2021 By @pnemad

Changes were always going to be made for the cup game yet no youth team players were given a start which is inkeeping with Preston's policy of failing to promote their kids.

Molumby was given his first start whilst the formation was changed to allow Riis to play up front alongside Stockley. None of the changes worked and there were so many sub par performances that I could fill a dissertation on how poor the performance was.

The game was over in the first half an hour. Earl was outdone on the left rather easily. A simple cross was met by Onyedinna to head home from close range.

With less than ten minutes on the clock the home side doubled their lead. Earl again was poor when he pulled down his man inside the box. Jacobson converted the pnealty.

Knight added a third before the game was even close to the half hour mark. Again a ball down Preston's left was crossed in to Kinight who was free inside the area to slot home. In all honesty the home side could have scored more.

The closest Preston came to a goal was when Wycombe headed the ball onto their own bar. North End then scored somewhat against the run of play after a long ball played down the channel was chased by Riis. He beat the keeper to the ball and was brought down in the box for a penalty.

Riis converted the penalty to give some respectability to the scoreline. At half time both Earl and Hughes who was playing more centrally were removed. In all honesty, Neil could have taken off any of the eleven.

Preston couldn't back into the game after the break. They lack the skill and guile to break down a team who are fighting to avoid relegation. They rarely threatened the Wycombe goal.

The victory was wrapped up when Samuel scored late on before ex-Preston player Horgan managed to hit the post. It was yet another poor performance by North End this season.

Numerous players look below par for a Championship side and it is concerning that many on the pitch were brought in by Alex Neil. Even more worrying is that players who are capable of playing at this level look to be leaving the club when their contracts expire in the summer.

There will be difficult times ahead as Preston meander through to the end of the season but all is not pretty at the club with much work to do over the next few months.