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Reading 1-0 Preston North End

Preston must be getting sick of seeing Reading. Four consecutive losses in a row - all by a single goal. Last season Preston turned up at the Mad Stad on a run of 12 game unbeaten run before being turned over by Mo Barrow and Yakou Meite. Seven months later and Preston hadn't lost in eight matches, but they hadn't reckoned with Mark Bowen and Matt Miazga.

To address the elephant in the room first up. I'll be honest, I don't understand the reasoning behind Mark Bowen's appointment. I understand why José Gomes was fired - although I don't agree with it - but to then bring in someone who's never managed before seems like an unncessary risk, and one that negates much of the reason for firing your manager in the first place.

With that said I thought that the way we played was sensible. He didn't try to completely overhaul the system - sticking with the same formation and personnel where available. Rather than having one holding midfielder with Ejaria and Swi…