Nothing could separate Preston and West Brom as they combined for one of the underwhelming football results of the Championship. The Baggies no doubt had the better of the chances but the hosts scraped an important point for their under-fire boss, Frankie McAvoy. The point meant that West Brom maintain their spot in the playoff places while Preston are out of the drop zone in 17th position. Preston scored first in the 27th minute before Matty Phillips scored a much-deserved equalizer.
Preston’s Frankie McAvoy: “That group of players we’ve got, I know they give everything. I don’t think anybody can question their integrity, their commitment, their energy, their enthusiasm.” he added. “There’s teams that they’ve played against that they’ve turned over and thankfully today we’ve stood up and we’ve managed to maintain our unbeaten run, although when you come to your home games, you’re hoping you can try and win them.”
West Brom’s Valerien Ismael: “I think it was the same picture as against Derby – it’s as simple as that. The opponent had two shots on target and scored a deflected goal. “They took the lead, we came back into the game just before half-time which was really important – it gave us some momentum,” he added. “In the second half, it was exactly like Derby. We tried everything, we showed the right mentality. And that is the good thing. What we have seen is that we need to work more on the last third.”
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