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‘Free Murphy’ – These Preston North End fans react as line-up for Stoke clash emerges

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Preston North End extended their unbeaten run in all competitions at the weekend to eight games but there was a sense of frustration coming away from St. Andrew’s with just a point.

The Lilywhites have not been defeated since losing their first three league matches of the campaign, with Frankie McAvoy making them extremely difficult to penetrate.

It was a hard-fought clean sheet against Birmingham City on Saturday which saw a bit of a non-event second half follow a first 45 minutes which saw a host of chances fall to both sides, with both Matija Sarkic and Daniel Iversen between the sticks in top form.

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McAvoy hasn’t changed his starting line-up in the league for the previous five games, but with four draws in a row there is perhaps a need to freshen things up going into this clash at Deepdale with Stoke City.

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He’s been forced into one change as Andrew Hughes suffered a toe injury in the draw with Birmingham – Ireland international Greg Cunningham has come in to replace the Welshman in what is the only alteration from the weekend which PNE fans have been reacting to.


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