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2019/20 Sky Bet Championship Guide: Preston North End

Alex Neil’s Lilywhites are next up in our team-by-team guide

13 June 2019

Preston North End 2018/19

League position: 14th  

Average league attendance: 14,160

Top league goalscorer: Callum Robinson, 12

 

The Ground

Deepdale

Miles from Brentford: 226

Capacity: 23,404

Address: Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6RU

How to get there

 

Manager

Alex Neil

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Alex Neil joined Preston North End in July 2017 to manage his second Sky Bet Championship club at the age of just 36.

Neil has already enjoyed success as a manager, winning promotion on two occasions, most notably to the Premier League with Norwich City in 2015.

Neil's career as manager follows a playing career that saw him win the Scottish Football League First Division in 2008 while at Hamilton Academical, before taking the role of player-manager at the club.

During his playing career, Neil also represented Barnsley and Mansfield Town before making his move to Hamilton in 2005, where he spent ten years.

 

Key Man

Callum Robinson

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After three loan spells with the Club, Callum Robinson made the permanent switch to Deepdale in summer 2016.

Robinson scored seven goals in 28 appearances during his loan in the 2014/15 season, and spent the first half of the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Bristol City, but was recalled by Villa to allow his move to Preston in January 2016.

Following 43 appearances and seven goals in 2017/18, he scored 13 goals last term including a brace against Ipswich Town in April.

Robinson made his debut for Republic of Ireland on 6 September 2018 in a 4-1 defeat to Wales in the UEFA Nations League.

 

Last Meeting

 

Head to Head

Brentford wins: 23

Draws: 13

Preston North End wins: 20

 

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