So with town due to play Preston in the league for the first time since 1997, Alex has been given the task of finding out the head-to-head between the 2 teams.
Head to Head
Games Played – 25
Won – 7
Lost – 14
So looking back at the history of this tie, it seems Preston have been a lot more successful playing against us and the last time Salop managed to beat Preston was in the Worthington Cup in 2000. Unfortunately this was a 2 leg tie and we lost 5-2 on aggregate.
In the league the last time Salop beat Preston dates back to 1994 where we beat them 1-0 in front of just over 5000 fans at the Gay Meadow.
But a little trivia for you:
Who Scored the winning goal?
The first time we played Preston was in 1970 when we lost 1-0 in the old division 3.
Biggest Win v Preston – 3-0 on the 21st February 1981
Biggest Loss v Preston – 1-6 on the 28th August 1993.
Adrian Plimmer was in a reflective mood on Facebook
Interesting that Preston was our last League One home game back in 1997. Can vividly remember their fans banter on where they were going and on our downwards direction. Looking forward to it.
So with all this in mind, and the players Preston have brought in, it’s hard to see where a win will come from but we have every confidence.