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Players Say Sorry To Travelling Fans
Published : 22 Aug 2012 02:02:29
North End offer their apologies following a frustrating night on the road as old boy Paul Parry comes back to haunt the Lilywhites. The taming of the Shrews proved to be more difficult than perhaps first thought for the Lilywhites following a 1-0 defeat at the Greenhous New Meadow Stadium.Old boy Paul Parry was on target to send the ever-vocal travelling Preston faithful back up to Lancashire without a single point for their efforts. Parry's 4th minute volley from the edge of the box was Shrewsbury's only effort on target as opposed to North End's five. However, it proved to be the the all important winner as North End still search for their first league win of the 2012/2013 campaign. The defeat didn't just trouble the supporters, though, with some of the playing staff expressing their displeasure at the result and indeed performance. Full-back Scott Laird was the first to offer his apologies, holding his hand up and applauding the North End fans who made the 100-or-so mile journey to Shropshire. His gesture seemed to take the sting out of the result and performance and appeased some sections of the North End support. Midfielder Jack King was philosophical in his review of the game by Tweeting that North End will be back: "Say little in defeat and less in victory" #VeryBadDay #We'llBeBack. Former Arsenal winger Jeffrey Monakana put the result down as a learning curve for him citing that he hadn't faced a challenge like before it in his career: "Angry about the performance but 1st time being doubled up on in my career so new things to learn from. Thank-you to all the fans that travelled, angry not to get you lot a result. I want Saturday to come tomorrow!" he said over two Tweets before signing off with the hashtag of "#Sorry". Meanwhile, former Shrews defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was damning in the conduct of his former club labelling them as "petty". This followed a Tweet form the Australian centre-half revealing that his wife was asked to leave the stadium. He said: "Disgrace my misses was kicked out of the Greenhous Meadow tonight. She's done nothing wrong. So Petty." It appears that there was a touch of animosity between club and player following his transfer to Deepdale in the Summer. Up next for North End is another tricky away game in a trip to Bournemouth. Match preview to follow...