Preston caretaker manager Frankie McAvoy insists his side are not looking over their shoulder after their 0-0 draw at Stoke.
Stoke and Preston were unable to find the breakthrough as they played out a goalless draw at the Bet365 Stadium.
Stoke have a considerable list of players out injured but no fresh fitness concerns ahead of Saturday’s Championship home clash with Preston.
Reading boss Veljko Paunovic was keen not to put any added pressure on his promotion-chasing side following their dour 0-0 draw at Stoke.
Stoke’s winless run was extended to eight Championship matches with a dour 0-0 draw at home to Reading.
Stoke manager Michael O’Neill has no fresh injury concerns for his side’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Reading.
Delighted Watford boss Xisco Munoz saluted Troy Deeney after his goal and assist helped the Hornets climb to third in the table.
Captain Troy Deeney did the damage as promotion-chasing Watford climbed to third in the Sky Bet Championship with a battling 2-1 away win at Stoke.