Manchester United’s Matty James has started every game so far this season. Despite being one of the youngest members of the side he is by far and away the most talented performer in what is otherwise a very average Preston side. Without Matty, Preston would really be struggling. His passing is long ranging and he holds the midfield together but needs to be encouraged to shoot more as he has only scored in the Cup so far but he has one hell of a shot on him. Main free kick taker and will develop into a very good player.
United’s Josh King started out life as a substiute but it is clear for all to see that he will be a regular starter during his loan spell. He absolutely ripped Portsmouth apart with his pace and he has defences running scared. He needs to work on his finishing and with confidence he could bang in a bagful at this level.
Contribution by Simon Ostiadel author of Preston North End Mad blog.
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