Video: Ex-Leeds manager Simon Grayson scores impressive solo goal in charity match

Preston North End

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson bagged a superb goal in a charity match on Wednesday.

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson took time out of the club's promotion push to play in a charity match at Deepdale on Wednesday, all in a bid to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Grayson pitted a side largely made up of ex-Preston players against a team of North End fans, with his side featuring the likes of Mark Lawrenson, Kevin Kilbane, David Eyres and Jon Macken.

Grayson's XI ran out 8-1 winners at Deepdale, raising £5,000 for charity in the process - and the official Preston Twitter account posted a clip from the game which has surprised many.

45-year-old Grayson, who largely played his career as a right back, went on a solo run before slamming the ball into the top corner of the net, with North End showing fans that their manager has still got it despite retiring almost ten years ago.

Grayson's attention will now switch to Sunday's vital clash at Colchester United, with Preston knowing a win on the final day of the season will see them win promotion back to the Championship after four years away.

Grayson has already gained promotion with three clubs, with Blackpool, Leeds United and Huddersfield Town all getting out of League One thanks to Grayson.

His spells in the Championship haven't been much to write home about, with Leeds - somewhat harshly - sacking him in January 2012 before Huddersfield did the same a year later.

The chance to meet his former employers next season will be in Grayson's mind as Preston enter their final crucial game of the season, and if they do get back into the second tier, Grayson will be seeking revenge against Leeds and Huddersfield.

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