As it happened: Bristol City 1-1 Preston North End

It's the final game of the season for Preston North End, as they travel to usual happy hunting ground to face Bristol City.

By Tom Sandells
Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 5:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 9:31 pm
Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium.
Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium.

We will have all the action from the final game in PNE's 2019/20 season, including build up, team news and reaction during the contest. Make sure to refresh the page (F5) so you don't miss a thing.

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  •  Full Time: Bristol City 1-1 PNE
  • PNE: Rudd, Rafferty, Bauer, Storey, Hughes, Ledson, Gallagher, Potts, Johnson, Harrop, Maguire.
  • North End could potentially end their season as high as seventh should they win tonight, although the play-offs are out of the question.
  • Bristol City also have little to play for, this being the only game in the Championship that cannot effect either end of the table.
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Alex Neil demanding a strong finish from Preston North End players

Alex Neil will not be treating Preston North End’s final game of the season at Bristol City tonight as a dead rubber.

There is nothing riding on the Ashton Gate clash in terms of promotion or relegation, with it being 11th versus eighth.

Neil said: “I’ve told the lads that players are being judged every time they go on to the pitch, whether that is by me, the fans, other clubs who might potentially be interested in them. Personal pride should take precedence in this sort of scenario…"

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A good record to maintain

North End are unbeaten in the last 14 games against Bristol City, last losing in 2011, 4-0 at Deepdale. 

The view from Ashton Gate

For the last time this season...

We’re closing in on the team being announced, for the final time this season, Alex Neil has not been afraid to shuffle his pack so far and it might be an opportunity to get a closer look at those who haven’t been involved much so far.

The Bristol City side...

PNE: Rudd, Rafferty, Bauer, Storey, Hughes, Ledson, Gallagher, Potts, Johnson, Harrop, Maguire.

Subs: Hudson, Fisher, Huntington, Browne, Bayliss, Bodin, Barkhuizen, Sinclair, Stockley.

Jayden Stockley misses out tonight, Sean Maguire instead comes into the side to lead the line.

It looks like it’ll be a 4-2-3-1 for North End, Harrop playing off the left, Potts on the right and Maguire down the centre, with Johnson playing as the no.10. 

Going through their warm ups...

Players coming onto the pitch

We have the North End players on the pitch now.

The players take a knee as the referee blows for kick off.

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