The pressure on Valerian Ismael increased as they produced one of the disappointing football scores of the weekend in the Championship. The home side did not manage a single shot on target and was booed by the home faithful at the end of both halves. Emil Riis opened the scoring in the 41st minute before Cameron Archer doubled their lead in the 76th minute.

Managers Reaction 

West Brom’s Valerien Ismael: “We had a matter [with Johnstone], an issue in the squad and have solved the problem. He was not in the squad tonight and he will not be in the squad on Saturday but after that, he will be involved. It will stay internal. I take my responsibility and when we see something like that performance, they have the right to boo and criticize. It was more than disappointing. I think tonight we deserved all the criticism we got and the disappointment and frustration because the performance was not there.”

Preston’s Ryan Lowe: “You’ve got to come to these places and believe you can win. West Brom is an intimidating place to come and they’ve got a wealth of money coming from the Premier League and they’re trying their best to get out of this division. But we wanted to go toe to toe with them and the lads were fantastic. We nullified their strengths and worked on doing that over the last couple of days on the training pitch. West Brom tries to drag you all over the pitch but I thought we were fantastic in not getting sucked into that.”

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