As it happened: Swansea City 0-1 Preston North End
Preston North End travel to Wales for their second game of the Easter weekend as they face Swansea City.
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LIVE: Swansea City vs PNE
Last updated: Monday, 05 April, 2021, 15:18
Second Easter test for Frankie McAvoy
After sampling life as the top man for the first time, Preston North End interim head coach Frankie McAvoy will get a second helping today.
McAvoy takes PNE to face Swansea City, bidding to become the first Lilywhites boss to have something to show from a trip to the Liberty Stadium (3pm).
Five previous visits to that corner of South Wales have resulted in five defeats, that being a trend North End could do with reversing.
Good Friday’s Deepdale clash with Norwich ended in a 1-1 draw, Brad Potts’ 95th minute equaliser earning a point in McAvoy’s first match at the helm.
It was a tough encounter against the Championship leaders, and Swansea on their own patch is another big test for the Scot as he looks to guide PNE up the table.
After many years of being on Alex Neil’s coaching team, McAvoy admitted being in charge in the technical area felt different.
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Swansea have won their last four league games played on Easter Monday, in comparison North End have lost their last three on today’s occasion.
Team news is on its way!
PNE Starting XI: Iversen, van den Berg, Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, Ledson, Whiteman, Barkhuizen, Potts, Evans, Riis.
PNE Subs: Hudson, Bayliss, Huntington, Coulton, Molumby, Gallagher, Moult, Sinclair, Bodin.
There are only two changes to the North End team this afternoon, though there are three absentees.
Daniel Johnson, Anthony Gordon and Sean Maguire all miss out through injury and won’t feature.
Ben Whiteman and Brad Potts come into the starting XI for Sinclair and Johnson.
Momentum to be gained
The last gasp equaliser against Norwich will undoubtedly put some wind in the sails of North End as they prepare to face Swansea today, any sort of result, like last time out, will only add to the encouraging atmosphere.
It can also quickly swing and a defeat would be quite damaging, the atmosphere will turn to one where fans are again looking over their shoulder.
Though draws don’t guarantee safety just yet, any point is a step in that direction.
All or nothing
North End haven’t drawn in their last 18 away league games.
The teams are out
Both sides are out on the pitch now, with kick off just moments away.
Swansea get the game underway!
As North End approach the end of the first quarter of an hour of the game, they’ll be happy enough with their start.
Though neither side have carved out a real chance so far the Lilywhites have been positive and are in the game.
Storey header held
Barkhuizen cross from the right and Storey is there at the near post to nod the ball on towards the far post but it’s easy enough for the ‘keeper.