Santa Claus shows his true colours, and it turns out, he's a North Ender!

Fans gallery as Preston North End controversially lose out against West Bromwich Albion

Preston fans were forced to leave Deepdale disappointed as a last minute penalty condemned the Lilywhites to their third straight defeat in controversial fashion, as it looked as though Declan Rudd made no contact with his man.

Have a look through our pictures of the night to see some of the fans who braved the cold.

These three fans were in a positive mood ahead of the big televised game against West Bromwich Albion.

1. Three thumbs up

These three fans were in a positive mood ahead of the big televised game against West Bromwich Albion.
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North End fans were encouraged to bring their scarves last night for when the team came out and this PNE fan obliged.

2. A scarf and a smile

North End fans were encouraged to bring their scarves last night for when the team came out and this PNE fan obliged.
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These PNE fans are ready to go, waiting for the game for the ground to fill up.

3. Ready and waiting

These PNE fans are ready to go, waiting for the game for the ground to fill up.
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Plenty of PNE merchandise on show from these two fans ahead of kick off.

4. Showing their colours

Plenty of PNE merchandise on show from these two fans ahead of kick off.
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