Preston North End and Derby County played out one of the boring football results of the weekend in the Championship. A packed house paid tribute to Preston owner Trevor Hemmings after he passed away at the age of 86. The players lacked the cutting edge with Derby dominating large parts of the game. Both sides missed chances to go in front with both defences on top of their game.

Managers Reaction

Preston’s Frankie McAvoy: “I asked the players to win to give Mr Hemmings a good farewell, but that’s a real sickener for me because I’d have hoped we performed better.” he added. “That’s what hurts me and disappoints me the most. I was extremely disappointed with that first half, that’s as poor as we have been if I’m honest. The first half wasn’t good enough and I hold my hands up for that. We were going to make a few changes at half-time but the performances were that poor that they had to go out and improve and show they can do better than that.”

Derby’s Wayne Rooney: “We were the better team and deserved three points, but the issue we’ve had all season is scoring goals.” he added. “I thought were focused, especially the first half and we created some really good chances. We just need to take them, because it could have been a different afternoon for us. When you don’t, well then Preston composed themselves towards the end of the second half and had some chances.”

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