As it happened: Coventry City 0-1 Preston North End

Preston North End travel to St Andrews this afternoon to face Coventry City in the Championship, kick off at 3pm.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 1:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 4:58 pm
Coventry City's current home at St Andrews.

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LIVE: Coventry City vs PNE

Last updated: Saturday, 24 April, 2021, 15:28

Tom Barkhuizen’s waiting game over his Preston North End future

Tom Barkhuizen says Preston face an ‘interesting’ summer as they rebuild off the pitch after a tough season on it.

The versatile Barkuizen is one of a dozen players who will soon be going into the final year of their contracts.

Sorting out new deals with some of that group will be done alongside recruitment.

In terms of his future, Barkhuizen says he has a ‘pretty good idea’ of how he wants things to turn out and will wait for PNE’s move.

Barkhuizen told the Lancashire Post: “It will be interesting to see what happens.

“I don’t know exactly how many of us are out of contract next year.

“We’ve had a big turnaround in the last few months and it will be interesting to see which way the club go.”

Read the full story here.

PNE are unbeaten in 14 league games against Coventry City, winning eight and drawing six.

Their last loss was at Deepdale in 2007, 2-1.

Strong foundations have given success

North End have won their last three games against Coventry, all without conceding a goal.

Hot and cold for Robins

Mark Robins has not won in the last four league games he has managed against PNE, losing two and drawing two.

He won the first three games of his managerial career against the Lilywhites.

PNE Starting XI: Iversen, Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, van den Berg, Whiteman, Ledson, Browne, Barkhuizen, Maguire, Evans.

PNE Subs: Ripley, Cunningham, Bayliss, Riis, Molumby, Huntington, Sinclair, Gordon, Potts.

The Coventry line up...

Warm ups are underway...

Coventry have won their last two home league games, the last time they won three in a row was in League One in 2019.

Both sides are out onto the pitch in the Midlands, kick is not far off now.

We’re underway at St Andrews!

Neither side have caused much danger in the final third so far, the ball is going back and forth though with no clear dominance.

Hamer crosses from the corner of the 18 yard box on the left side, it’s a strange angle for the delivery and it confuses all in the box but Biamou is there six yards out and manages to clear the crossbar.

Coventry come forward down the right, Lindsay clears but McCallum shoots on the loose ball and it deflects off two PNE players before going over.

PNE are under a bit of pressure.

Barkhuizen’s long throw is headed away and Whiteman looks to bend it low but Wilson parries the ball.

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