ALEX NEIL was left frustrated as rock-bottom Preston collapsed 2-1 to a late  David McGoldrick goal at Sheffield United.

The former Hamilton Accies boss, with his side at the foot of the Championship, moaned: “That’s been the story of the season so far.

“When we look like the side who’s going to win and we’ve got a foothold back into the game, we get hurt with a sucker-punch.

“But it’s about more than that. It’s about game management, experience and recognising we can still throw caution to the wind along with the hard work.

“We scored two goals so there is definitely a threat there, but as a team we’ve got to stop conceding as many goals as we are.”

McGoldrick snatched the points-clincher three minutes from the end after Neil’s side had come back from 2-0 down to level.

Billy Sharp and Chris Basham were on target for the home side before North End drew level with two goals in two minutes through Daniel Johnson and Callum Robinson.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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