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Preston say they were contacted by spot-fixing inquiry

Preston North End have confirmed that the club was contacted today by the National Crime Agency in relation to an investigation into spot-fixing allegations.

Preston North End Football Club can confirm that today, 3rd April 2014, the Club has been contacted by the National Crime Agency in relation to a wide ranging investigation into ‘spot fixing’ in football.

There are no suggestions that any offences that might have occurred involved match fixing.

None of our employees have been charged with any offence at this time and until or unless this position changes we will be taking no further action nor making any further comment.

All of our contracted employees are available for selection by the manager.

– Preston North End statement

Minute's applause plan for Finney tribute

Sir Tom Finney Credit: PA Pictures

Fans of Preston North End and MK Dons are being asked to come together in memory of Sir Tommy Finney, who died on Friday at the age of 91.

PNE travel to stadiummk tonight, Tuesday, and supporters are urged to applaud throughout the seventh minute as a mark of respect to Sir Tom.

Sir Tom played in the number seven shirt for Preston.

Mk Dons were an integral part of Sir Tom’s 90th birthday celebrations at Deepdale two seasons ago.

Grayson: We want to beat Forest

Preston boss Simon Grayson Credit: PA Images

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson says his side want to beat Nottingham Forest in their FA Cup Fourth Round replay.

"It is not just another game for us, we want to win this game, but we are still the underdogs," Grayson told pnefc.net.

"We need to be hard to beat but we will create chances even against a top Championship team.

"It was a good game down there and they were very complimentary of how we played and rightly so, because we put in a professional performance.

"We've done well against Championship sides at home, beating Blackpool and Ipswich, and Wednesday will be a chance to show what we are about in front of a TV audience, raising the profile of the football club and the players, and hopefully we can cause an upset and get through to the next round."

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