Vital Football

Latest PNE News

Fighting On

Fighting On

Graham Westley isn't willing to throw in the towel, and insists that he'll "fight on" as Preston manager.

The Lilywhites were booed off following their latest Deepdale defeat at the weekend, however Westley felt that his side deserved more but concedes you have to accept criticism if things aren't going right: 'There were some strong passages of play and on a different day it could have been a very different result.

'I don't think you can expect to be the manager of a club in this league and not win games and have people happy. It's realistic to expect people to want your blood when things aren't as everyone would want them to be.

'When it doesn't go right you have to be strong and you have to focus on the job you need to do. Nobody wants to walk away from a football ground with yet another defeat.'

Should his side play as they did against Shrewsbury more often than not Westley feels that results will follow so he is still "encouraged", adding: 'I think it's difficult for any player to go on a field of play when there's a sense of disappointment around, but when you come to a club like Preston North End it's all part of the process.

'I think that as we go forward that group of players will not put in performances like that and go away with nothing on a regular basis. There's a lot to be encouraged about.'

Apply To Be A Site Editor



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday February 4 2013
Time: 11:37AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Preston North End Articles

Hard Decision Leaving For Rangers - Garner

Garner completed his exit from Preston to Rangers, after three-years at Deepdale following his arrival from Watford, signing a three-year deal with the Scottish Premiership side.

Preston 2-0 Oldham - Highlights

Preston secured a win over Oldham in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the League Cup, re-branded the EFL Cup this season, has been made with us among those finding out who we will be coming up against.

Archived Vital PNE Articles

Vital PNE articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital PNE
Write For Vital PNE
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

LC - Oldham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Maxwell0%
Clarke0%
Huntington0%
Cunningham25%
Humphrey0%
Pringle0%
Welsh0%
Pearson25%
Spur0%
Makienok0%
Hugill25%
Sub - Browne0%
Sub - Robinson0%
Sub - Doyle25%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
7 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
9 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
10 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
12 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
13 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
14 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
15 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Derby County 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
18 Burton 4 1 1 2 4 0
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Preston North End Results (view all)

Preston North End Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BurnsyPNE2
2.peterj1