Neil prom­ises pos­i­tive ap­proach at City

Bristol Post - - SPORT - David BY­ROM david.by­rom@b-nm.co.uk

PRE­STON North End boss Alex Neil says to­mor­row’s game at Bris­tol City of­fers his side a chance to put things right with their away form.

The Deep­dale out­fit are yet to win a league game on their trav­els this cam­paign, con­trast­ing to last sea­son where they won more away than they did at home.

Their form on the road has im­proved a lit­tle re­cently, as they have recorded draws with As­ton Villa, Hull City and Ip­swich Town since the start of Oc­to­ber.

How­ever, Neil says his side are not pur­pose­fully look­ing to solely avoid de­feat, and is keen to see them win­ning games on the road, start­ing against the Robins to­mor­row.

“If you don’t get beat away and win your home games, that is some­thing to start with,” said Pre­ston boss Neil to the Lan­cashire Evening Post. “But we don’t go away with the aim just not to get beaten, we go away to try to win the game.

“It hasn’t hap­pened for us yet and we are try­ing to put that right.”

Pre­ston are un­beaten in six league matches but, af­ter Read­ing beat the Robins on Satur­day, they are still only out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone on goals scored. How­ever, Neil has seen pos­i­tives in their re­cent dis­plays.

He said: “At Hull we didn’t de­serve any­thing more than we got. At Ip­swich I wouldn’t say we walked away par­tic­u­larly dis­ap­pointed we didn’t win. But I thought we had the op­por­tu­ni­ties to win it.

“Against Rother­ham we should have won, no ques­tion about that. We had more chances, more ev­ery­thing than they had in the game.”

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