Preston a true test
The visit of preston north end should give us fans a firmer guide as to our hopes for a successful season. With a defeat against a workmanlike Bristol city team only showing that they will be there or there about's again come the season's end, it should prove a better indicator, this weekend against an unbeaten preston team.
If we are to have any play-off aspirations, a victory would seem imperative towards achieving that goal. Whilst a draw would probably be acceptable, a defeat would probably consign us to the also rans in the championship.
I know it is early days, and you souldn't really look at the league table until xmas, but it will prove to be a true test of our new signings and possible standing amongst the pretenders to the title.
One worry is still the lack of a recognised right back, with the de la cruz deal looking dead in the water, i would expect osbourne to be drafted in, at least the midfield will have more balance with gunnarson back!