Preston forced hosts Barnsley to a draw in the English Championship but both sides are to remain in the playoffs despite the result.
For the visitors it was quite predictable as they have played a draw in three of their last four Championship duels. They place 11th with the result.
For the home side the result will see them drop to ninth position but they are only four points behind Sheffield Wednesday who occupy the sixth spot. Coach Paul Heckingbottom said after the game that he was pleased with how the team handled the threats from the opposition. He however added that the players did not show enough will to win the game.
“There were not enough crosses into the box, not enough efforts on goal. I said at half-time I was conscious that I didn’t want Preston to grind us down, because the team they picked and the message from Simon at the start of the game was that he wanted a tougher, more aggressive performance,” Heckingbottom said. Continue reading →