PRESTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: General view of Preston North End logo on a corner flag at Deepdale home of Preston North End prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Wigan Athletic at Deepdale on August 10, 2019 in Preston, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

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Sheffield United are back in action this weekend, when they take on Stoke City at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 9:04 am

The Lilywhites went into the international break in poor form, and are still chasing their first league win since August after a string of underwhelming results. As things stand, the side are 18th in the table with 11 points from 11 games, but could surge up the table with a couple of wins given the densely-packed nature of the division.

Meanwhile, football pundit and former Lilywhite Mark Lawrenson has paid tribute to Preston owner Trevor Hemmings, who passed away on Monday. Lawrenson said: “Trevor was a top fella.

“There was an occasion when he helped out a charity which I was associated with. Trevor gave the people involved some money and said 'please don't tell anyone it was from me'. He didn't want the attention, didn't want the publicity, he just wanted to help out.

“Trevor was very proud of Preston North End and the way he ran it. He said to me a few times 'We owe no money to anyone in terms of this football club, there is no debt'.

He added: “I remember him back in the 1970s when he was vice-chairman. He would come to the ground, watch the matches and sometimes pop down to the dressing room afterwards for a chat.

“Trevor had a bit more hair then, there was a bit of the older rocker about him - he was good company. He loved the club, he loved his horse racing. What must not be forgotten too is that he was a very good businessman. He could be ruthless but you don't become a billionaire if you are not ruthless.”

Take a look at the latest stories from the Championship, as the anticipation for this weekend's action starts to build:

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