Preston 1 City 1
There was no way this match could ever match the head rush of the relegating-saving last-minute winner at Deepdale last April, but I felt that we would be more than capable of notching up another 3 points from this season's under-par Preston. I hadn't bought a ticket in advance because of work commitments, but wasn't too thrilled to have to shell out £25 at the gate. That was the only way in which any aspect of the evening resembled Premiership fayre.
The ramshackle stand along one touchline has now been knocked down but the open space clearly sucks out the atmosphere from what is often quite a noisy ground. I guess the new stand will be built when they've fleeced away fans for enough money to fund it.
Foxes fielded an unchanged side from the 'two points dropped' game at Colchester, but that generally impressive showing was followed up by an inexplicably dire first half performance in which we were lucky to still be in the game at only 1-0 down.
The goal was a bad one, our most energetic player Fryatt conceding a free kick on the touchline which was headed in off the post, a goal all too common in the Levein era but not one you expect to see now we have centre-backs who are more than up to scoring headers themselves at the other end…..