High-flying promotion rivals Preston and West Brom showed little to suggest they are ready for life in the Barclays Premier League after playing out a 0-0 draw at Deepdale.
Roberto Di Matteo - appointed as Baggies manager in the summer after Preston boss Alan Irvine turned down the post - had seen his side lose their previous two matches in miserable fashion.
A 1-0 home defeat against Crystal Palace was followed by a 3-1 horror show at Barnsley in midweek, but his men at least ended their losing streak and this result keeps them two points above Preston.
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