Fisher claims Preston deserve more credit

Preston North End

Preston North End defender Darnell Fisher believes his team deserve more praise after their recent form in the Championship.

PNE have already completed 16 matches this season, and they have managed to silence their doubters after moving into promotion contention, with Fisher making 13 appearances so far.

Alex Neil’s men are second in the table, just two points behind leaders West Bromwich Albion. The Lancashire outfit are unbeaten in their last four outings in the second tier, and Fisher believes they can continue to compete at the top throughout the rest of the campaign.

Fisher was Neil’s first signing when the former Norwich coach arrived at the club in 2017, and claims the Scot and the squad deserve more praise for their work so far.

The 25-year-old told the Lancashire Post: “I’d say that since I’ve been here, the Championship has got tougher. You look at some of the players who have played in this league. There are some really good players throughout the league, and it is great to have that test.

“We have quality players in our team, let’s not forget that. For us to have done what we have so far this season is testament to how hard we work and the quality here.”

Preston’s current position may come as a surprise, with the club losing two of their first three matches earlier this season.

However, they have recorded some impressive wins under Neil, with Sheffield Wednesday, Brentford, Birmingham and Blackburn Rovers all beaten in recent weeks.

Their promotion credentials will be tested after the international break, though, with Neil’s side set to take on Derby County, Hull City, West Brom, Queens Park Rangers and Fulham in their next five matches.