Preston North End managed to finally claim a home league win on Saturday afternoon, beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Deepdale.
Alex Neil’s side had lost every home league game heading into the clash with the Owls, but landed a crucial three points.
Tom Barkhuizen’s second half volley handed North End all three points, and Preston will look to follow that up with a win over Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.
They were helped on their way against Wednesday by Josh Windass, as the Owls attacker picked up a straight red card in the first half.
Windass committed a very high foul on Joe Rafferty, and he was given his marching orders after just 17 minutes.
Playing with 10 men for over 70 minutes wasn’t ideal for Wednesday, especially as Windass started the game looking dangerous on the break, troubling Preston with his pace.
Neil was no doubt delighted that Windass went off early; he wanted to bring Windass to Preston for £500,000 in December 2017, but had a bid rejected by Rangers.
Wigan Today then reported in August of this year that Preston had a £500,000 bid accepted for Windass, but couldn’t hijack the deal, with Windass choosing the Owls having spent part of last season on loan there.
Windass may have been hoping to justify his decision with a big performance on Saturday, but his early red card meant his trip to Deepdale turned into something of a nightmare.