Preston North End will be looking to return to winning ways on Friday night, as they make the short trip to Ewood Park to take on local rivals Blackburn Rovers.
Alex Neil’s side have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions, and while they could go within six points of the play-off places with victory this evening, defeat would leave them at risk of dropping into the bottom half of the Championship table before the end of the weekend.
Blackburn themselves do currently sit six points adrift of the top six, and saw their four-game unbeaten run in the league come to an end with a 1-0 defeat at QPR last time out.
Perhaps with that in mind, Neil has named a side that four changes from the one that lost to Rotherham last weekend, as Alan Browne, Jordan Storey, Greg Cunningham and Daniel Johnson replacing Paul Huntington, Jayson Molumby, Joe Rafferty and Anthony Gordon, with the latter missing out through injury.
Taking to Twitter to give their thoughts on their side’s starting lineup for the game, plenty of Preston fans were keen to their say on their side’s starting lineup for the game.
Here, we take a look at what some of those supporters had to say.
We’re gonny get hammered here lads
— luke (@fortsandvodka) February 12, 2021
— Sam Yates (@SamYate53375140) February 12, 2021
5 at the back?
— Kyle Fleming (@kylefleminggg) February 12, 2021
Sinclair and molumby benched? Announce Blackburn win
— Matthew Tallentire (@PNElife) February 12, 2021
Argh you’re joking! 😩
— Marcus (@marcusl04) February 12, 2021
😬 3-1 defeat here.
— Alex Atkinson (@atkypne) February 12, 2021
Molumby on the bench?
That team is very, very new.
— simo7pne (@simo7pne) February 12, 2021