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The race for promotion to the Premier League is shaping up to be a cracker! With just 11 games left there are still several teams fighting for automatic promotion, not to mention several vying for a play-off berth.
The top spot is held by Burnley however Middlesbrough, Hull and Brighton are all within touching distance. Derby find themselves safely in fifth place whilst Sheffield Wednesday, holding the final play-off spot, are under pressure from  Cardiff, Birmingham and Ipswich, snapping at the final play-off position. So who’s got what it takes to go up?
Burnley
After beating Lancashire …

These are the upcoming playoffs in the different divisions, first up the Championship:
Wigan vs. QPR – May 9th 7.45 pm, DW Stadium (first leg), May 12th 7.45 pm, Loftus Road (second leg)
QPR finished one place higher than Wigan in fourth, but seven points better off. Both teams struggled for consistency and goals a bit, and there were few highlights in the 0-0 DW draw during the normal season. In the return fixture, Yossi Benayoun gave QPR a narrow victory, but 18-goal Charlie Austin is the man most likely to decide …

GET THE F**K IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a win that was! Too score two goals in injury time or more commonly known as Fergie time is fantastic. I wasn’t expecting it at all but I’m just over the moon we did it. One step closer to Wembley! Haven’t celebrated so much in my life at a home game! My mate Jake is a legend, he said before the game that Leon Clarke would get a 90th minute winner and he did! Bet he’s gutted he didn’t put a bet on!
On to the …

 
Well that was dreadful! After last week’s thumping away at Doncaster I was expecting a similar performance but not going to lie we were dire, a point was a fair outcome and we were lucky! Joe Murphy kept us in much of the game and for that he was a clear man of the match. I hate Preston, just for the fact they are our bogey team and we never win, least we have another two cracks at it over the season though!
The footballing side of things, Mark Robins who …

An impressive individual goal by Andy King sealed three points for Leicester and fired them into the playoffs. In only his third season as a professional, the 21 year old Welsh international has been a key figure in the heart of Leicester’s midfield this year. He will now be hoping to help put the crown on Leicester’s playoff bid, following his 10th goal of the season.
Despite a disappointingly empty Deepdale, the 3,000 Leicester fans who made the trip to a sunny Preston were quick to create a good atmosphere. On …

Preston have struggled recently, one win in eleven is hardly promotion form. The positions the whites seem to struggle in are the forward roles, with no real goalscoring strikers.
Everybody seems to have forgotten about Jon Parkin, ‘the beast’ is struggling for form with only 5 goals this season he isn’t re-creating surprising form of last season when he managed 11 goals.
Preston’s key player has got to be Ross Wallace  the scottish winger has been setting up and scoring goals as usual this season, something not many championship players can do. A superb free-kick …

 
QPR 4-0 Preston North End
There’s only one word to describe Preston’s performance today away at QPR, its not rubbish, its horrendous! Preston had their best squad to choose from for a while and fans were hopeful that they could take advantage of Sheffield United’s 3-1 defeat at Scunthorpe. Over 800 fans made the long trip to Loftus Road and they desperately wanted to beat the rich Londoners.
QPR started brilliantly, within minutes they were attacking and Wayne Routledge only just shot wide. Then out of nothing Adel Taarabt won the ball, he …

 
On the 27th September 2000, at the young age of 17, Andrew Lonergan made his debut for the club he supported as a boy, Preston North End. That night was one to forget as Preston were annihilated 4-1 at Coventry which meant they were out of the Worthington Cup (Now Carling Cup).  You wouldn’t have blamed Lonners for thinking that he had blown his big chance, but he hadn’t, later on that season he played one more game, a 2-1 win over Watford with Lonergan giving an outstanding performance. That would be …

Preston North End 1-4 Wigan Athletic
Charles N’Zogbia turned Preston inside out in a 45 minute masterclass at Deepdale, as Wigan ran riot.
Wigan passed the home side to death in a one-sided affair and former Newcastle winger N’Zogbia was everywhere in a commanding first half display capped by a fine individual goal.
Rodallega hit the side netting after a minute but it was Preston who found the net first. Wallace’s left wing free-kick was touched home by Stephen Elliott but was scrubbed out for offside. Just prior N’Zogbia had collected a delightful cross …

Lee Williamson has joined fellow Championship side Preston North End on loan until the end of the season.
North End are currently battling for a place in the play-offs and Williamson has made the move in order to increase his chances of making it to the Premiership.
The central midfielder joined from Rotherham United over two years ago. Since then he has made 60 starts for the Golden Boys, scoring five goals in the process.
Williamson has found his chances limited this season due to the emerging talents of Jack Cork and Ross …