2005–06 Preston North End F.C. season

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Preston North End
2005–06 season
Chairman Derek Shaw
Manager Billy Davies
Stadium Deepdale
Football League Championship 4th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Nugent (10)
All: Nugent (11)
Average home league attendance 14,613

During the 2005–06 English football season, Preston North End F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2005–06 season, Billy Davies and his assistant David Kelly were rewarded for their success with new and improved contracts in June 2005 and repaid the board's faith by leading Preston to the play-offs for the second year in succession. However, this time they were knocked out in the semi-final stage by Leeds United.

In June 2006, Davies left his post at Deepdale to become manager of Derby County.[1]

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Reading 46 31 13 2 99 32 +67 106
P 2 Sheffield United 46 26 12 8 76 46 +30 90
P 3 Watford 46 22 15 9 77 53 +24 81
  4 Preston North End 46 20 20 6 59 30 +29 80
  5 Leeds United 46 21 15 10 57 38 +19 78
  6 Crystal Palace 46 21 12 13 67 48 +19 75
  7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 16 19 11 50 42 +8 67
  8 Coventry City 46 16 15 15 62 65 −3 63
  9 Norwich City 46 18 8 20 56 65 −9 62
  10 Luton Town 46 17 10 19 66 67 −1 61
  11 Cardiff City 46 16 12 18 58 59 −1 60
  12 Southampton 46 13 19 14 49 50 −1 58
  13 Stoke City 46 17 7 22 54 63 −9 58
  14 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 17 16 39 46 −7 56
  15 Ipswich Town 46 14 14 18 53 66 −13 56
  16 Leicester City 46 13 15 18 51 59 −8 54
  17 Burnley 46 14 12 20 46 54 −8 54
  18 Hull City 46 12 16 18 49 55 −6 52
  19 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 13 20 39 52 −13 52
  20 Derby County 46 10 20 16 53 67 −14 50
  21 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 14 20 50 65 −15 50
R 22 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 15 22 57 86 −29 42
R 23 Millwall 46 8 16 22 35 62 −27 40
R 24 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 7 17 22 39 71 −32 38

Results[edit]

Preston North End's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 August 2005 Watford A 2-1 12,597 Nugent, Etuhu
8 August 2005 Derby County H 1-1 13,127 Nugent
13 August 2005 Reading H 0-3 13,154
20 August 2005 Sheffield United A 1-2 20,519 McKenna
27 August 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-0 12,461
29 August 2005 Ipswich Town A 4-0 22,551 Nugent (2), Jones, Agyemang
10 September 2005 Millwall A 2-1 7,674 Jones, Agyemang
13 September 2005 Burnley H 0-0 17,139
16 September 2005 Stoke City H 0-1 12,453
24 September 2005 Crystal Palace A 1-1 17,291 Lucketti
27 September 2005 Luton Town A 0-3 7,815
1 October 2005 Southampton H 1-1 15,263 Agyemang
15 October 2005 Queens Park Rangers H 1-1 13,660 Mawéné
18 October 2005 Cardiff City A 2-2 9,574 Mears, Sedgwick
22 October 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 22,802 Etuhu
29 October 2005 Leicester City H 0-0 13,904
1 November 2005 Hull City H 3-0 13,536 Johnson, Jones, McKenna
5 November 2005 Leeds United A 0-0 22,289
19 November 2005 Cardiff City H 2-1 13,904 Sedgwick, Agyemang
22 November 2005 Queens Park Rangers A 2-0 10,901 Nugent, Davidson
26 November 2005 Watford H 1-1 14,638 Davidson
3 December 2005 Crewe Alexandra A 2-0 6,364 Davidson, Nowland
10 December 2005 Derby County A 1-1 22,740 Davis
16 December 2005 Sheffield United H 0-0 14,378
26 December 2005 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-0 18,867
31 December 2005 Coventry City H 3-1 12,936 Nowland, Alexander (pen), Sedgwick
2 January 2006 Norwich City A 3-0 25,032 Nowland, Alexander (pen), Nugent
14 January 2006 Millwall H 2-0 14,165 Agyemang, Davis
21 January 2006 Burnley A 2-0 17,220 Nugent, Alexander (pen)
31 January 2006 Crystal Palace H 2-0 13,867 Ormerod, O'Neil
4 February 2006 Stoke City A 0-0 13,218
11 February 2006 Luton Town H 5-1 15,237 Neal, Nugent, Mears, Sedgwick (pen), Davis
15 February 2006 Southampton A 0-0 19,534
25 February 2006 Reading A 1-2 23,011 Davidson
7 March 2006 Plymouth Argyle A 0-0 10,874
11 March 2006 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-0 6,361
14 March 2006 Ipswich Town H 3-1 14,507 Nugent (2), Agyemang
18 March 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-2 23,429
25 March 2006 Plymouth Argyle H 0-0 13,925
28 March 2006 Crewe Alexandra H 1-0 13,170 Ormerod
1 April 2006 Coventry City A 1-0 21,023 Whaley
8 April 2006 Norwich City H 2-0 15,714 Shackell (own goal), Doherty (own goal)
15 April 2006 Leicester City A 2-1 21,865 Whaley, Jarrett
17 April 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-0 16,885 Neal, Ormerod
22 April 2006 Hull City A 1-1 19,716 Whaley
30 April 2006 Leeds United H 2-0 19,350 Stock, Ormerod

Football League Championship play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
SF 1st leg 5 May 2006 Leeds United A 1-1 35,239 Nugent
SF 2nd leg 8 May 2006 Leeds United H 0-2 (lost 1-3 on agg) 20,383

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2006 Crewe Alexandra H 2-1 8,380 Alexander, Sedgwick
R4 28 January 2006 Crystal Palace H 1-1 9,489 O'Neil
R4R 7 February 2006 Crystal Palace A 2-1 7,356 Dichio (2)
R5 19 February 2006 Middlesbrough H 0-2 19,877

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 23 August 2005 Barnsley H 2-2 (lost 4-5 on pens) 3,137 Dichio, Alexander (pen)

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Andy Lonergan
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander[4]
3 Scotland DF Callum Davidson
4 Jamaica DF Claude Davis
5 France DF Youl Mawéné
6 England MF Jason Jarrett (on loan from Norwich City)
7 England MF Chris Sedgwick
8 Scotland MF Brian O'Neil
9 Ghana FW Patrick Agyemang[5]
10 England FW David Nugent
11 England FW Danny Dichio
12 England GK Gavin Ward
14 England DF Tyrone Mears
15 England MF Simon Whaley
16 England MF Paul McKenna
17 England FW Brett Ormerod
No. Position Player
18 England DF Matt Hill
19 Northern Ireland FW Andy Smith
20 England DF Chris Lucketti
21 England FW Dave Hibbert
22 England GK Carlo Nash
23 England MF Lewis Neal
24 England MF Joe Anyinsah
25 England MF Adam Nowland
26 Wales MF Brian Stock[6]
27 Republic of Ireland MF Alan McCormack
28 England DF Kelvin Wilson
29 England FW Mark Jackson
30 England GK Chris Neal
31 England FW Marcus Stewart (on loan from Bristol City)
32 England MF Ashley Parillon
34 England MF Warren Beattie

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25 England FW Richard Cresswell (to Leeds United)
33 United States FW Jemal Johnson (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
6 England MF David Jones (on loan from Manchester United)
15 Nigeria MF Dickson Etuhu (to Norwich City)
No. Position Player
31 Republic of Ireland DF David Elebert (to Hamilton Academical)
17 France MF Eric Skora (to Kilmarnock)
28 England MF Michael Brown (to Lancaster City)

References[edit]