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Robins Rewind: Bristol City 3-0 Preston North End

Today (May 2nd) would have marked the end of the regular season, the play-offs permitting, with City scheduled to face Preston North End at Ashton Gate.

No matches are taking place due to the impact of COVID-19, so instead we look back to the 2007/08 campaign, the last time City and the Lilywhites met on the final day of the campaign.

It was.a match City would win to secure fourth spot and therefore march on in the play-offs...

Bristol City 3-0 Preston
Sunday, May 4th 2008
Ashton Gate
Coca Cola Championship
Scorers: Trundle 8, McIndoe 16, Noble 51
Attendance: 19,169

Michael McIndoe's cross was turned in by Lee Trundle before the two reversed roles with McIndoe steering home Trundle's ball with City comfortable after just 16 minutes.

Neil Mellor twice wasted chances for Preston, as did Dele Adebola as City looked to put the game beyond doubt.

Neither Chris Brown or Neal Trotman could get Preston back into the game before David Noble picked out the top corner and round off a memorable afternoon with the play-offs beckoning.

Trundle came close to grabbing himself a second only for his effort to hit the crossbar while Andy Lonergan denied Lee Johnson who came off the bench.


Gary Johnson: "Lee Trundle worked his socks off and looked a real threat. We played well in defeat at Sheffield United in our previous game, and carried that on here.

"We know what to expect from any Neil Warnock side, and Palace are in very good form. But we are proud of finishing fourth in the Championship after 46 games and will go there next Saturday in confident mood.

"We were going to look forward to the play-offs whoever our opponents were, and the way we played today gives us great heart."