Alex Neil made several changes to his side as they travelled to Sheffield United in an FA Cup 4th Round tie at the weekend. Unfortunately, there were relatively few highlights to speak of as Preston limped out of the competition.
The only goal of the game came in the last ten minutes when Clarke was adjudged to have taken his man instead of the ball in the box. On reflection the decision seemed a touch harsh even if the defender did go to ground.
Billy Sharp converted the penalty and the significant away following were left disappointed. It is now concerning that Preston’s firepower has significantly dried up in recent times and this will need to be addressed in North End are to finish above their usual mid-table slot.