Swans Sink Preston

Last updated : 12 September 2020 By Ob790

The game was fairly uninspiring with neither side having an attack of note in the first half. Both keepers remained untroubled but the visitors managed to break the deadlock in the second period.

Preston started the game with Browne at right back despite Rafferty being on the bench. There was no striker on the pitch with Barkhuizen, Sinclair, Bodin and Potts filling the front positions.

North End have been poor for several months in an attacking sense. They lack any creativity and penetration once they get to the final third and today was no different.

Teams have worked Alex Neil out and one goal is usually enough to see a visiting team take all three points. Today was no different although the defending for the goal was questionable.

Swansea were given a free role down the left hand side with a ball played into the box. Storey perhaps should have done better but the ball went past him and with Ripley in no mans land Gibbs-White tapped home.

Neil changed his formation with Maguire and Stockley coming on up front. Preston were brighter with Barkhuizen looking the biggest threat. His shot was blocked and Potts then managed to sky the rebound well over the bar.

Daniel Johnson was not in the match day squad and looks to be heading away from Deepdale but in reality it was a poor perfromance from Preston which was the real talking point.

Whatever Neil does the position does not seem to improve. Last season ended with some poor home results and if the form at Deepdale does not improve then Preston could find a rocky road ahead.