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Key Preston figure delivers encouraging message ahead of Leeds United’s visit

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Alex Neil has urged his side to be confident on Tuesday evening against Leeds United, despite Preston North End suffering from a disappointing losing streak.

The Lilywhites currently sit 11thin the Sky Bet Championship table, but six points adrift of the top-six, after three consecutive defeats since the international break.

Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County and Reading have all picked up three points against Neil’s side, who are now facing an uphill battle to secure play-off football.

Leeds head to Deepdale tomorrow evening, with Neil urging his side to be confident ahead of the contest, as things can change quickly in football.

He told Preston’s official media:

Whilst Preston find themselves in a difficult place, the same can be said for Leeds, who have just two victories to their name in 2018 and have slipped to a disappointing mid-table finish.

Leeds sit in 13thand head to Deepdale without a victory on the road since Boxing Day’s triumph over Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Verdict

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Preston, who will be frustrated that they haven’t kept the pace with the Championship’s top-six in recent weeks.

Ultimately, this is the business end of the season and Preston’s squad has probably come up short. However, there is no reason why they can’t return to winning ways against an unpredictable Leeds side.

Leeds aren’t in great form and are vulnerable defensively, which could give Preston the perfect opportunity to bounce back.

Preston fans… Let us know your thoughts!

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