Bristol City fans were made to wait for their first win at home as Preston held them to one of the frustrating football scores in the Championship. Bristol City won their last home game on January 26. Manager Nigel Pearson has not managed a home win for the last ten games. Preston keeper Daniel Iversen denied the hosts on many an occasion. His side had a few chances of their own to win the game but the handful of travelling fans were the more content of the two sets of fans after the final whistle. Both managers made double substitutions to break the deadlock with Bristol throwing on Nahki Wells for defender Zak Vyner in the second half.
Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “We keep on being reminded about the home record, but it didn’t seem to affect us today and all I saw was a team giving everything. If we continue to play with that amount of energy, drive, togetherness and commitment that elusive win won’t be long coming. I have a good group of players, who want to do well, and they are more frustrated than I am in the dressing room about today’s outcome.”
Preston’s Frankie McAvoy: “The result could have gone either way, but I felt we edged the game and had chances to win it, particularly in the first half. It was a good contest and probably a fair outcome in the end. It’s a decent day on the road for us. We probably didn’t test their goalkeeper enough for the amount of good possession we had. But if you can’t win on opposing territory, the most important thing is not to get beaten, so I’m happy enough.”
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