Preston North End supporters have been issuing a rallying cry to Alex Neil’s side ahead of the Lilywhites’ clash against Premier League champions Manchester City at Deepdale on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup third round.
It appears to be a very daunting task facing North End as they look to stun last season’s Carabao Cup winners Manchester City, and Pep Guardiola’s side will be aware that they will be in for a battle against a Preston side buoyed by an excellent start to the Championship season, which sees Neil’s side sit in 3rd place in the table just a point off the top of the table.
It will be interesting to see what side Manchester City put out to face Preston, with Guardiola unlikely to risk some of his most influential players in a third-round tie in the Carabao Cup, and if City do name a weakened starting line-up then the Lilywhites need to be ready to potentially take advantage by putting the Premier League champions under early pressure and halting them getting into the rhythm.
Preston can be lifted by the fact that all of the pressure will be on Manchester City, especially after the way in which City demolished Watford with an 8-0 win on Saturday at the Etihad, and this represents a huge opportunity for Neil’s side to demonstrate the progress they have made this campaign against arguably the best side in Europe at the moment.
The Lilywhites’ supporters are hoping that their side can pull off a historic cup upset and they have been calling for their players to leave nothing on the pitch in the pursuit of a shock win on social media…
Looking forward to Deepdale under the lights tonight. Great spectacle to pit our wits against one of the best teams in the world. Nothing to lose just go out and give it everything lads. #utw #answa #pnefc
— James Marshall (@jimmymarshpne) September 24, 2019
— Keatz 👑 (@Keats95701149) September 24, 2019
Excited but scared at the same time #pnefc
— Michael Farrer (@potomos) September 24, 2019
— Josh Gardner (@JoshGardy) September 24, 2019
— D A N (@keen_adventurer) September 24, 2019
Is everyone ready for the big team bias tonight from the referee. You just know Pearo's getting booked and City are scoring a hat trick of penalties. Nice One. #pnefc
— Worthington (@Worthington_PNE) September 24, 2019
@pnefc tonight as we all know is a massive game for the boys in the famous white shirts win or lose let's as fans let's be loud and proud for the boys tonight and show how proud we are of our club #answa #pnefc
— Kevin Riding (@riding_kevin) September 24, 2019