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VIDEO: Preston manager Graham Westley refunds petrol money for cancelled Bury game

Preston manager Graham Westley with fan and mini-bus passenger David Aspden
Westley with fan and mini-bus passenger David Aspden (Image: YFrog/DavidAspden85)

Preston manager Graham Westley sometimes cuts a controversial figure, but is currently being heralded as a hero after meeting some fans at a petrol station.

Preston’s away game at Bury in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night was cancelled an hour before kick-off due to a water-logged pitch, despite referee Gary Sutton giving the all clear at 6.30pm.

Naturally the fans who had made the 30-mile trip to Gigg Lane were slightly disappointed. However their spirits were lifted as manager Graham Westley came over to their mini-bus and offered to cover their petrol money and a round of soft drinks.

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Catch the tweets covering the event:

Can from GW!!! Many may say I have just took arandom pic of a can at a random garage. I’m not that sad #pnefc twitter.com/Weyer95/status…

— Benjamin Weyer(@Weyer95) December 4, 2012

JESUS, Westley has just bought me a can. of. coke. AND refunded my travel. #PNEFC #WESTLEYSSUPERWHITEARMY

— Benjamin Weyer(@Weyer95) December 4, 2012

JESUS, Westley has just bought me a can. of. coke. AND refunded my travel. #PNEFC #WESTLEYSSUPERWHITEARMY

— Benjamin Weyer(@Weyer95) December 4, 2012

top man graham westley bought my son and his mates a drink and gave them £40 petrol money #pnefc

—Nick (@ingolwhite) December 4, 2012

Westley at garage after buying full minibus drinks and giving us petrol money yfrog.com/ocospitfj

— David Aspden (@DavidAspden85) December 4, 2012

… then watch as Preston manager Graham Westley refunds a group of fans in a mini-bus with their petrol money and offers to buy a round of soft drinks: