Championship
DerbyDerby County0PrestonPreston North End0
Preston keeper Anders Lindegaard punches clear
Preston keeper Anders Lindegaard punches clear to thwart a Derby attack

Derby County's winless Championship run was stretched to six matches as they were held at home by Preston North End.

The hosts went close inside the opening 40 seconds as Chris Martin set up Jeff Hendrick who fired wide of the target.

At the other end, goalkeeper Scott Carson had to be at his best to keep out Paul Gallagher's long-range shot.

The point for the Rams moves them up to fourth, six points behind leaders Hull who have a game in hand, while Preston climb two places to 14th.

There was no starting place for Derby's recent signing Marcus Olsson, as the Sweden international left-back was named as a substitute by head coach Paul Clement.

Despite a fast-paced start from promotion-chasing Derby, the visitors grew into the game and Ben Pearson shot straight at Carson.

Preston had scored in six of their last seven trips to Derby and came close after the break when Daniel Johnson put a 20-yard curling effort wide.

The hosts had chances to win late on as Jacob Butterfield dragged his shot wide of the far post, while substitute Craig Bryson missed the target from 20 yards.

Derby head coach Paul Clement:

"Of course I am concerned about the run. I would be silly to say I wasn't, but I still have the belief that a victory is not far away.

"The message I gave to the players is that we've got to keep going.

"They gave all their effort and we've got to keep working hard on the training field, keep positive and keep the belief within us.

"There's a long way to go and we've actually gone up a place."

Preston manager Simon Grayson:

"This is a difficult place to come because they have some good players.

"Our players stuck to the game plan we spent four or five days working on and the effort the lads put in was unbelievable.

"Our keeper has not had a shot to save, whereas theirs has had a few and we created a couple of good chances."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 37Warnock
  • 8HendrickSubstituted forBrysonat 72'minutes
  • 34ThorneBooked at 76mins
  • 18Butterfield
  • 23InceSubstituted forRussellat 86'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 22BlackmanSubstituted forCamaraat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 4Bryson
  • 11Russell
  • 12Baird
  • 15Johnson
  • 20Camara
  • 29Olsson

Preston

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 6WrightBooked at 89mins
  • 3Cunningham
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forBrowneat 86'minutes
  • 4PearsonBooked at 76mins
  • 11Johnson
  • 32ReachSubstituted forHugillat 90+4'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 2Vermijl
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 13Doyle
  • 16Browne
  • 25Hugill
  • 37Robinson
  • 43Kirkland
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
27,252

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 0, Preston North End 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Preston North End 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Thorne (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross following a corner.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Adam Reach.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Garner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ben Pearson.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Abdoul Camara (Derby County).

  8. Post update

    Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Abdoul Camara (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

  11. Booking

    Bailey Wright (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Alan Browne replaces Paul Gallagher.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Tom Ince.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Calum Woods.