WATCH: Alex Neil's impassioned defence of his Preston side ahead of Reading clash

Alex Neil launched a fierce defence of his Preston players ahead of the trip to Reading on Saturday.

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 2:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th April 2018, 6:16 pm

North End lost back-to-back games over the Easter weekend but remain three points shy of the play-off places in 10th with six games to play.

At Thursday morning’s pre-match press conference Neil was clearly angry at some of the criticism levelled at his side after going down 4-1 at Sheffield Wednesday on Good Friday and 1-0 at home to Derby on Easter Monday.

“I’m very protective of my team and it gets to me when people criticise them,” said Neil.

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Preston North End manager Alex Neil

“I have nothing but 100 per cent belief in my players.”

Watch Alex Neil’s full pre-match press conference above

Preston North End manager Alex Neil