LIVE: Nottingham Forest vs Preston North End

Preston North End bring their 2020/21 season to a close with a trip to Nottingham Forest in their final Championship game.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 10:46 am
Nottingham Forest's City Ground.

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LIVE: Nottingham Forest vs PNE

Last updated: Saturday, 08 May, 2021, 12:48

A break will be welcome after a long, difficult at times, season for Preston

Frankie McAvoy says a good summer break will be vital for Preston North End’s squad after the last two campaigns effectively rolled into one.

PNE play their final game of the season today (12.30pm) against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

The squad will be given fitness programmes for the summer to keep them ticking over until pre-season training in late June.

But getting some rest will be the important thing over the next few weeks.

North End interim head coach McAvoy said: “This break is massive for them, all clubs will feel the same about that for their players.

“I’m happy the season is coming to an end and we have achieved what we wanted to do when we came in.”

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Not a common occurrence

PNE have won just one of their last nine games on the last day of the season, their victory over Burton Albion, 2-1, in 2018 being the last time they did so.

The Brewers were also relegated that day.

North End have kept four clean sheets in a row, if they were to do so again today it would be their best run in six years, where in 2015 they kept six in a row.

There has not been a home win in this fixture in the last nine meetings, there have been six draws and three losses since Forest won 1-0 at the City Ground in March 2016.

PNE and Forest have met before on the final day of the season, last doing so in the 2001/02 season.

North End won 2-1 with goals from Mark Rankine and Richard Cresswell.

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

PNE Subs: Ripley, Huntington, Molumby, Whiteman, Potts, Barkhuizen, Gordon, Maguire, Riis.

Forest’s line up...

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