As it happened: Preston North End 3-0 Derby County

Preston North End host Derby County in the Championship as they look to end the season strong, with kick off at 7pm.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 9:05 pm
PNE's Deepdale home under the lights.

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LIVE: PNE vs Derby County

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 April, 2021, 19:35

Preston North End's clash with Derby is a key game for Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has labelled Derby County’s visit to Preston North End as a ‘must-win’ game for his Rams side.

Rooney’s men sit fourth from bottom of the table and are four points better off than Rotherham who occupy 22nd place.

The Millers have two games in hands, though, leaving Derby vulnerable and looking over their shoulders.

So the former England skipper is in no doubts about the importance of the Deepdale clash on Tuesday night (7pm).

Rooney said: “It is a must-win game for us, that’s the pressure my players have to deal with.

“We have to make sure we win the game, we have to find a way to win regardless of performance. The players know that.”

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PNE are looking to complete a league double over Derby County for the first time since the 2002/03 season.

Derby are unbeaten in seven away games against PNE and haven’t conceded in five of them, they’ve won five and drawn two.

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

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

Liam Lindsay makes a return having been ineligible for the trip to his current employers, Emil Riis drops out.

Tom Barkhuizen looks likely to start up front.

No other team in the Championship has won fewer games than PNE in 2021, though Huddersfield Town share the record.

They have a chance to double their wins for the calendar year tonight.

Derby County’s line up...

Both teams are out...

Kick off is just moments away...

We’re underway at Deepdale!

Whiteman volleys over

Van den Berg crosses from the right and its headed clear to Cunningham on the far side who also sees his cross cleared, but only as far as Whiteman.

He strikes first time on the volley whilst Derby keeper Marshall is on the floor but it’s into the ground and bounces over.

Whiteman starts off the move and finishes it!

PNE work the ball forward with Whiteman spreading play down the right, Browne ends up with it in the inside channel and his ball into the middle is headed home by Whiteman!

Tom Lawrence has the ball in the net but it’s ruled out for offside.

Andrew Wisdom is replaced through injury by Edmundson.

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