Preston take on Fulham tomorrow night, but will seemingly be without Paul Gallagher again.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers means it’s four defeats in a row for Preston, who have slipped from second to seventh in the Championship table.
With no goals in the last four games, North End are struggling. An injury crisis goes some way to explaining the dip, with a real lack of creativity in the side.
Daniel Johnson is out for a few weeks yet, whilst Paul Gallagher hasn’t played in the last two games. After playing 90 minutes at Hull, Gallagher missed the fixtures with West Brom and QPR.
The 34-year-old takes on a big workload with North End, so the odd niggle isn’t a huge shock. Now, boss Alex Neil has offered an update on Gallagher’s situation ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Fulham.
Neil highlighted that Gallagher’s Achilles is the problem, so Preston are waiting for that to calm down. Neil couldn’t put a timeframe on Gallagher’s return, saying it could be a few days or a week, so it seems safe to say that Gallagher will miss tomorrow’s game.
Preston miss Gallagher’s composure, creativity and set pieces when he’s not in the side, so hopefully he will return to action sooner rather than later, without being rushed.
AN on Gallagher: “His Achilles is playing up a bit at the moment so we are waiting for that to calm down. It’s hard to put a time on it, it could be a few days or it could be a week or so. It really depends on when that pain dissipates.” #pnefc
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) December 9, 2019