skip to content
Shot from just outside the area by Chris Dagnall goes over the bar.
Paul Parry takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
Barry Nicholson delivers the ball.
Nathan Ellington fouled by Chris Dagnall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Nathan Ellington has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Eddie Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Nicholson. Ricardo Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.
Michael O'Connor takes a outswinging corner.
The ball is swung over by Paul Parry, Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save.
Paul Parry comes on in place of Keith Treacy.
Outswinging corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, Keith Treacy makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Michael O'Connor, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
Shot by Nathan Ellington from 20 yards. Save by Josh Lillis.
Shot from outside the box by Darren Carter misses to the left of the target.
Michael Raynes challenges Nathan Ellington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Eddie Johnson from the free kick.
Joe Garner takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Iain Turner makes a comfortable save.
Joe Garner has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left of the upright.
Nathan Ellington sends in a cross, clearance made by Andrew Wright.
(Preston) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ellington coming on for Iain Hume.
Eddie Nolan produces a cross, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Eddie Nolan, clearance made by Keith Treacy.
A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy, Eddie Johnson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Mark Duffy leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Dagnall.
The ball is swung over by Iain Hume.
The ball is sent over by Keith Treacy, Andrew Wright makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy played to the near post, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
Eddie Johnson takes a shot. Clearance made by Michael Raynes.
Billy Jones produces a cross, clearance made by Michael Raynes.
Centre by Chris Brown, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Hume on Michael Nelson. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Paul Reid goes off and Michael O'Connor comes on. Craig Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner. Mark Duffy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Iain Turner.
Unfair challenge on Eddie Johnson by Eddie Nolan results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from right wing, save made by Josh Lillis.
Michael Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Ashbee. Craig Morgan restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Reid goes into the book. Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Reid on Chris Brown. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Michael Collins sends in a cross, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Joe Garner. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by Iain Hume results in a free kick. Andrew Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Treacy crosses the ball, Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save.
Eddie Johnson sends in a cross, clearance by Andrew Wright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Miller on Craig Morgan. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
Chris Brown is ruled offside. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.
Ian Ashbee takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Chris Brown, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Gardner. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Darren Carter, clearance by Michael Nelson.
A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, Effort from the edge of the area by Keith Treacy goes wide of the right-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on Billy Jones. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Iain Hume grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Scunthorpe 0-3 Preston.Chris Brown provided the assist for the goal.
A cross is delivered by Iain Hume, Eddie Johnson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Chris Brown. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.
Joe Garner takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
Billy Jones grabs a headed goal from close range. Scunthorpe 0-2 Preston.Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, Keith Treacy provided the assist for the goal.
Keith Treacy takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Andrew Wright manages to make a clearance.
Andy Hughes goes off and Andrew Wright comes on.
The referee blows for offside. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.
Keith Treacy finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Preston.Assist by Iain Hume.
Ricardo Gardner produces a cross, Chris Brown produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Iain Hume.
Shot by Billy Jones from just outside the area goes over the net.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Garner. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Johnson on Michael Collins. Direct free kick taken by Paul Reid.
Unfair challenge on Andy Hughes by Iain Hume results in a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
Eddie Nolan produces a cross, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Chris Brown from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Mark Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Gardner. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, Headed effort on goal by Eddie Johnson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Chris Brown is caught offside. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Effort from long distance by Darren Carter goes wide right of the target.
Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Andy Hughes.
Centre by Eddie Johnson, blocked by Eddie Nolan.
Darren Carter takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.
Keith Treacy sends in a cross, Iain Hume takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Reid.
Centre by Ian Ashbee.
Unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by Andy Hughes results in a free kick. Centre by Keith Treacy, Headed effort from inside the area by Sean St. Ledger misses to the right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.
Josh Wright produces a cross, Iain Turner makes a comfortable save.
Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.
Iain Hume crosses the ball, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Ricardo Gardner, save by Josh Lillis.
Mark Duffy sends in a cross.
Gordon doubtful for Preston clash
Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough has a major doubt over rookie defender Ben Gordon for the crunch home clash with relegation rivals Preston.
The on-loan Chelsea left-back aggravated a hamstring injury during Saturday's 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Leicester and was replaced at half-time by Eddie Nolan.
Midfielder Sam Togwell missed out altogether against the Foxes with a hamstring problem and will be assessed.
Fellow midfielder Michael O'Connor has been sidelined since January with a knee problem but returned to training last week and may come into contention after missing out at the weekend.
Goalkeeper Joe Murphy (ankle), midfielder Garry Thompson (groin), and right-back Cliff Byrne (back) could remain sidelined as the Iron bid to bounce back from Saturday`s defeat.
Preston boss Phil Brown could be boosted by the return of Barry Nicholson, Iain Turner and David Gray.
The trio missed last week's home defeat to Leeds through injury, but all look set to be passed fit to face Ian Baraclough`s men.
Turner, whose loan from Everton was extended to April 10 over the weekend, was back in training towards the end of last week after a hip problem.
Defender Callum Davidson left Deepdale by mutual consent last week and North End head to Glanford Park aiming to record their first win since Brown took the helm in January.
Brown said: "We have a points total to aim for and that is still achievable."
Brown ends long wait for a win
Phil Brown tasted victory as Preston manager at the 13th attempt as the npower Championship's bottom club breathed new life into their fight with relegation by beating Scunthorpe 3-0.
The 51-year-old had failed to preside over a win in his first 12 matches but first-half goals from Keith Treacy, Billy Jones and Iain Hume made it a lucky 13 for Brown a year ago to the day since he was sacked as Hull boss.
Treacy finished off a superb pass from the impressive Hume for the opener and Jones bundled home a second from a corner before Hume's diving header put Preston 3-0 up and in total control.
The famous old Lancashire outfit still have a massive fight on their hands to beat the drop - they now lie 10 points adrift of safety - but with a home game against Coventry next up on Saturday, Brown may feel his luck is beginning to turn at just the right time.
Scunthorpe's first-half display was as bad as anything witnessed in the Championship all season and on this evidence they will playing their football in League One next term.
Ian Baraclough's men failed to create a single chance in the opening 45 minutes, much to the disgust of the home supporters who booed their team off at half-time and again at the final whistle.
In the 19th minute, Treacy crossed dangerously from the left flank and Eddie Johnson headed over the crossbar and then Chris Brown shot over from inside the 18-yard box.
Brown was wasteful again in the 31st minute when he nodded over from Ricardo Gardner's superb delivery but the breakthrough arrived a minute later.
Hume broke from deep and slipped a superb pass into Treacy, who beat the offside trap and drilled a low right-foot shot into the bottom left-hand corner.
Five minutes later Preston had their second when Treacy's inswinging corner from the right found Jones who gleefully bundled home from point-blank range.
Johnson then blazed wide from eight yards out in the 40th minute from Hume's intelligent pass but Preston claimed their third two minutes before the break.
A deep cross into the box was headed down by Brown into Hume's path and the Canadian stooped to nod into the net from six yards.
Baraclough made a substitution shortly before the hour mark and another just after but it was Preston who looked more likely to add any further goals.
Johnson was wasteful again when he tried to dribble his way through the home defence and when Scunthorpe striker Joe Garner hit a 20-yard shot into Iain Turner's arms with 15 minutes remaining, it was the hosts' only effort of note during the entire 90 minutes.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk