‘Our set-up was brilliant’ - Neil’s pressing plan left Preston players exhausted after draw at City

Preston midfielder Ryan Ledson battles with Norwich winger Przemek Placheta, right, during the 2-2 draw at Carrow Road 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Preston midfielder Ryan Ledson battles with Norwich winger Przemek Placheta, right, during the 2-2 draw at Carrow Road Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Preston’s players were getting cramp after having to work so hard to get a 2-2 draw at Norwich City, says North End midfielder Ryan Ledson.

The 23-year-old, who set up the visitors’ second with a fine pass, was thrilled to see Alex Neil’s plans pay off.

“I thought our set-up was brilliant, the way we pressed them, we obviously knew they like to play out from the back,” Ledson told North End’s website. “I thought the lads were absolutely brilliant and we deserved all three points.”

He continued: “We play at 100 miles an hour and we like to match people up because we feel we can get the better of them man for man all over the pitch. I think if we can do that to any team in this league we’ve got a good chance.

“We knew we had to come out again second half and press them really high. We knew it was going to be a real tough game. Lads are going down with cramp at the end which shows just how hard we’re working. I thought we gave them a game right until the end, it’s disappointing to concede late on.”

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