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Gaffer Felt PNE Were Unlucky Not To Beat Hull City

2 March 2024

First Team News

Gaffer Felt PNE Were Unlucky Not To Beat Hull City

2 March 2024

Ryan Lowe felt his side were unlucky not to beat Hull City and praised the “immense” performance.

Preston North End hosted the sixth-placed Tigers at Deepdale and had an opportunity to go level with Liam Rosenior’s side.

Both teams had chances to win it on the day, with Liam Millar coming closest to a goal for North End, while Will Keane felt he should have earned his side a penalty when Jacob Greaves appeared to pull the forward back as he looked to capitalise on a parry from the goalkeeper.

Ryan said: “I thought we were excellent with and without the ball. I thought we kept their front three quiet.

“I thought the defenders were immense. I thought the attacking lads were good, we played through the thirds and got into some good areas. We didn’t have that moment of quality at the top end of the pitch with a little bit of luck and decisions maybe.

“I thought they were fantastic and stuck to it. As I’ve always said, if you can't win the game, don’t lose it. There was one team on the front foot looking to win the game and that was us.

“Hull are a good team as we know. We kept their better players quiet, and then I think a decision that’s gone against us has probably not seen us take all three points. I’ve seen it back and it’s a penalty. Unfortunately for us it hasn’t been given, but it’s a penalty.”

Match Reports

Match Report: PNE 0 Hull City 0

2 March 2024

The draw extends PNE’s unbeaten run to seven Sky Bet Championship matches and seals back-to-back clean sheets.

North End’s manager was left delighted with the way his side dealt with some of the opposition threats, including the likes of Fabio Carvalho and Annas Zaroury.

Ryan said: “They’ve got some quality, you have to give them a bit of respect. They are a good team and my worry was they’d get us on the counter and they just launched balls up in the end for one-v-ones.

“I thought Jordan Storey, Liam Lindsay and Andrew Hughes were excellent in dealing with their front three players – well, front four at times because they were man for man.

“They’re good players and our lads kept them at bay. There’s always moments in games, we felt we were going to get a moment to potentially win it.

“In the second half we went out right on the front foot and we were disappointed not to go and win, but I’m pleased we’ve kept another good run going and we’ve got another point on the board.

“It keeps us in the mix for where we want to try and get to.”

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