Baptiste ready for Villa test
Alex Baptiste was pleased to get off the mark in Preston’s draw against Birmingham but is now focused on his next task of keeping Aston Villa’s expensively-assembled attack in check.
Baptiste opened the scoring in Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw at St Andrew’s, bundling the ball home from a corner.
That was a 24th career goal for the defender who is on loan from Middlesbrough.
North End’s attention now turns to taking on Villa, with Saturday’s clash being their first visit to Deepdale since January 1974.
The two clubs are locked together on 10 points in the Championship, Villa’s better goal... read more
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