North End finished their pre-season friendlies with a two nil defeat away at Everton. Neil played a changed side given Preston had draw away at Sheffield United the day previously.
It was the first defeat of the very brief pre-season and given the great uncertainty with the pandemic it is unclear how things will develop over the next few weeks and months.
Crowds will not be allowed back into stadiums for at least the first few weeks of the season. Recent developments are not indicative of a quick return for fans but I think everyone remains optimistic that the suggested October return date can be kept.
North End started last season well hitting the top of the table before fading and never recovering eventually finishing outside the top six. The squad is efefctively the same as last season so something will have to change for the club to finish in the top six.