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Ending The Hoodoo

Ending The Hoodoo

Preston went into the 35-year wait for a win at Sheffield United in good form, arguably the best form they could've been to end this long awaited win at Bramall Lane.

The contrast of fortunes, in form, as I mentioned before the game couldn't have been more different could they?

North End went into it off the back of a hat trick of successive victories whereas Sheffield United had lost the previous three I believe, well this run has been stretch to four for each club...

History is made to be broken isn't it, and Simon Grayson saw his side do this thanks to a 1-0 win at Bramall Lane.

Quite why the Blades are struggling surprises Grayson, nevertheless he couldn't hide his delight at the win.

After the game Grayson said: 'I'm delighted.

'This is a terrific arena for football and the opposition have got a wealth of experience and some very talented players but we showed a really strong spirit out there. It was an excellent all-round professional display from us. You saw some of our flair players sacrifice themselves to help out at the back. And that tells you all you need to know.

'We withstood everything they threw at us and limited them to very few clear cut chances.'

Yes, things are going very well for Preston with Stuart Beavon's well taken goal (which also drew praise from his boss to him, and rightly so) giving them another win and seeing them riding high in the league one table but Grayson is mindful not to get carried away.

He added: 'Overall I'm not going to get carried away by anything. We are going well and confidence in the dressing room is very good as you'd expect.

'But nothing, nothing at all, is won at this stage so we've just got to keep it going.'

David Weir could well be lucky to still be in a job at this time but if Preston are there or thereabouts at Christmas then I think optimism levels can grow more, but I'd have to say (without looking to jinx anything) the early signs are good that we're in for a good season...



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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday September 23 2013
Time: 9:18AM

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