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Shan previews Preston

Jimmy Shan has assessed Albion's latest battle as the Baggies bid to beat Preston North End for a third consecutive win at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Albion defeated Swansea City and Birmingham City on home turf last month in the Sky Bet Championship and, after successive away defeats, Jimmy is preparing his team for another difficult encounter against Preston.

“We’re expecting a tough test,” said Shan.

“They have a good way of doing things, they have good players, good threats and like most teams in the league they have a very, very well organised mentality and philosophy off the ball.  

“What we have to do is build on the momentum from our second-half performance, certainly from 60 minutes against Bristol City and take that into the game. 

“We need to make sure we unite as a football club and get that fantastic support behind us. The game against Birmingham was incredible support.

“Our fans, on any given day, are one of the best in the country and we need that on Saturday against Preston.

“In terms of our preparation I think we have been quite consistent all season in having that fine balance between having it bright and sharp and lively, but also you have got to put the work in. 

“You have to look at what the opposition are and how they play and how they are structured and find ways of exploiting it and denying it."

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