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Derby County 0-0 Preston North End

Preston keeper Anders Lindegaard punches clear
Preston keeper Anders Lindegaard punches clear to thwart a Derby attack

Derby County's winless Championship run was stretched to six matches as they were held at home by Preston North End.

The hosts went close inside the opening 40 seconds as Chris Martin set up Jeff Hendrick who fired wide of the target.

At the other end, goalkeeper Scott Carson had to be at his best to keep out Paul Gallagher's long-range shot.

The point for the Rams moves them up to fourth, six points behind leaders Hull who have a game in hand, while Preston climb two places to 14th.

There was no starting place for Derby's recent signing Marcus Olsson, as the Sweden international left-back was named as a substitute by head coach Paul Clement.

Despite a fast-paced start from promotion-chasing Derby, the visitors grew into the game and Ben Pearson shot straight at Carson.

Preston had scored in six of their last seven trips to Derby and came close after the break when Daniel Johnson put a 20-yard curling effort wide.

The hosts had chances to win late on as Jacob Butterfield dragged his shot wide of the far post, while substitute Craig Bryson missed the target from 20 yards.

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Clement on Derby v Preston

Derby head coach Paul Clement:

"Of course I am concerned about the run. I would be silly to say I wasn't, but I still have the belief that a victory is not far away.

"The message I gave to the players is that we've got to keep going.

"They gave all their effort and we've got to keep working hard on the training field, keep positive and keep the belief within us.

"There's a long way to go and we've actually gone up a place."

Preston manager Simon Grayson:

"This is a difficult place to come because they have some good players.

"Our players stuck to the game plan we spent four or five days working on and the effort the lads put in was unbelievable.

"Our keeper has not had a shot to save, whereas theirs has had a few and we created a couple of good chances."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 37Warnock
  • 8HendrickSubstituted forBrysonat 72'minutes
  • 34ThorneBooked at 76mins
  • 18Butterfield
  • 23InceSubstituted forRussellat 86'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 22BlackmanSubstituted forCamaraat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 4Bryson
  • 11Russell
  • 12Baird
  • 15Johnson
  • 20Camara
  • 29Olsson

Preston

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 6WrightBooked at 89mins
  • 3Cunningham
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forBrowneat 86'minutes
  • 4PearsonBooked at 76mins
  • 11Johnson
  • 32ReachSubstituted forHugillat 90+4'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 2Vermijl
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 13Doyle
  • 16Browne
  • 25Hugill
  • 37Robinson
  • 43Kirkland
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
27,252

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 0, Preston North End 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Preston North End 0.

Attempt missed. George Thorne (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Adam Reach.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Garner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ben Pearson.

Foul by Abdoul Camara (Derby County).

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Abdoul Camara (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Booking

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Alan Browne replaces Paul Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Tom Ince.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Scott Carson (Derby County) because of an injury.

Booking

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

George Thorne (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Calum Woods (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Garner.

Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces Jeff Hendrick.

Offside, Derby County. Stephen Warnock tries a through ball, but Jeff Hendrick is caught offside.

Foul by Tom Ince (Derby County).

Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Abdoul Camara replaces Nick Blackman.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Offside, Preston North End. Paul Gallagher tries a through ball, but Daniel Johnson is caught offside.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull28175645182756
2Middlesbrough27174637142355
3Burnley291410547262152
4Derby291311539251450
5Brighton28131143428650
6Ipswich2913973936348
7Sheff Wed291211643321147
8Birmingham2913883728947
9Cardiff29111173833544
10Brentford29117114241140
11Nottm Forest2991283025539
12Wolves29109103940-139
13QPR2981293535036
14Preston2981292527-236
15Leeds2981292933-436
16Reading2998123333035
17Huddersfield2988133942-332
18Blackburn2761292424030
19Fulham28610124348-528
20MK Dons2875162341-1826
21Rotherham2974183553-1825
22Bristol City29510142447-2325
23Charlton2959152655-2924
24Bolton29312142648-2221
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