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Preston North End (0) 2 - 0 (0) Ipswich Town

Coca-Cola Championship 2009-10

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Referee: J Moss

Manager: Darren Ferguson

Deepdale 15:00

Attendance: 12,087

Manager: Roy Keane

Match Number: 3339


 Neill Collins (64)
 Danny Welbeck (84)


Youl MaweneNeill Collins (59)
Neil MellorJon Parkin (81)
Ross WallaceDarren Carter (86)


 Richard Chaplow (27)
 Gareth McAuley (58)
 Grant Leadbitter (67)
 Owen Garvan (68)
 Liam Rosenior (85)
 David Norris (87)



Andy Lonergan

Michael Hart

Youl Mawene

Sean StLedger

Billy Jones

Eddie Nolan

Richard Chaplow

Ross Wallace

Chris Brown

Danny Welbeck

Neil Mellor



Wayne Henderson

Neill Collins

Liam Chilvers

Darren Carter

Adam Barton

Danny Mayor

Jon Parkin

Match Report

Preston 2-0 Ipswich

Richard Chaplow has vowed to help Danny Welbeck 'blend in like Beckham' following the striker's loan move to Preston.

England ace David Beckham took his first steps on the road to stardom when he joined North End on loan from Manchester United in 1995.

Now Welbeck, another up-and-coming United star, is hoping to follow a similar path to fame and fortune with the help of Chaplow and his Preston pranksters.

The 19-year-old marked his home debut with an audacious chip that was more reminiscent of another United great Eric Cantona than Becks.

But with Chaplow and Co mercilessly leading the banter in the dressing room, there is little danger of North End's teenage sensation getting too big for his boots.

The midfielder said: "Danny's a nice lad and he gets involved but he tends to sit on the backburner and just observe at the moment.

"I'm sure Jon Parkin will help to bring him out of his shell! "He's already had a few ribbings to be fair.

"That's one thing we've got going for us. There's a lot of bantering flying in the dressing room.

"There are no cliques, everyone is involved, and we are very close in that respect, so Danny is probably getting the welcome that David Beckham got when he was here!"

North End are starting to gain momentum under new boss Darren Ferguson after two wins in five days.

Defender Neill Collins set the ball rolling when he rose to head home Chaplow's cross in the 64th minute.

Then six minutes from time, Welbeck announced his arrival at Deepdale with a moment of pure class.

His measured chip from just inside the penalty area was a carbon copy of Cantona's famous goal in a 5-1 win over Sunderland in 1996.

Chaplow added: "I'd expect a player of Danny Welbeck's quality to give us something different.

"He's obviously quick, he's got a good touch and he showed here that he can finish too, so hopefully we can do well and keep giving him the chances to stick the ball in the back of the net.

"If he continues to do that then we'll do well. There's plenty of games left to mount a charge.

"ThereĆ­s always one team that breaks from the chasing pack.

"Hopefully we can put together a little run and if you do that in this league then you can quickly climb five or six places."

Andy Neild (Daily Mirror)

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