Preston Stumble On

Last updated : 29 July 2021 By @pnemad

North End complete their pre-season programme against Wigan on Friday evening before a home game at Deepdale against Manchester United to round things off.

The last week has highlighted Preston's problems which were already known to most fans. Preston drew with Accrington Stanley at the weekend. The one goal came courtesy of a trialist, Thomas, who came from Bamber Bridge to try to boost Preston's attacking department.

It is clear that Preston are struggling and have done so for some time with respect to scoring goals whether that be from an out and out goalscorer, the wide positions or midfield. North End are simply lacking someone who can score ten plus goals a season.

For the record Pritchard scored the equaliser for Stanley before Rudd was forced into a whole host of saves to avoid defeat against the League One side.

Preston then played behind closed doors in Manchester at City's academy ground. They lost by two goals but again the story was one of a lack of creativity.

City played some first teamers at the start but ended up with a bunch of academy players. It didn't really matter as Preston lack potency against most teams.

Mahrez scored direct from a free kick whilst Edozie added a second after the break to consign Preston to defeat. Things may change when the season kicks off but given the past seasons and lack in change of attacking personnel it appears optimistic to suggest Preston will start to bang in a hatful of goals.