Player ratings from Preston North End's 3-0 defeat at Birmingham City

It was a bad day at the office for Preston North End as they went down to defeat to Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday.

Saturday, 1st December 2018, 10:39 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st December 2018, 11:45 pm
Preston defender Jordan Storey

Here are the player ratings for the North End squad:

Declan Rudd 4

The goalkeeper’s howler of a mistake for the home side’s first goal was a game-changer. Made a good double save after that.

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PNE keeper Declan Rudd

Darnell Fisher 6

Decent enough game on his return to the side at right-back. Even had a sight of goal late in the first half, the keeper saving his shot.

Jordan Storey 7

Handled the aerial threat of Jutkiewicz well, especially in the first half. A good performance and my choice of starman.

PNE skipper Paul Huntington

Paul Huntington 6

The skipper is not as comfortable playing as the left-sided centre-back as he is on the right but put in plenty of effort on a tough afternoon.

Josh Earl 6

Was looking quite comfortable at left-back until injury forced him off at half-time. He was starting to benefit from a run of games.

Ryan Ledson 6

Stepped-in to replace Pearson in the holding midfield role. Won some tackles and got stuck in but Pearson’s drive was missed.

Paul Gallagher 6

Tried to get Preston on the front foot when they won possession but found the Blues midfield a solid object. A third 90 minutes in a week.

Tom Barkhuizen 6

With PNE largely on the back foot, the winger didn’t get too much chance to use his pace on the right side.

Brandon Barker 5

Showed the odd flash of pace but too often ran into traffic. Wasn’t a game when the North End front line shone.

Alan Browne 5

After two excellent performances, he didn’t reach the heights in this game and looked a bit off the pace.

Louis Moult 7

Put a shift in up front and had Preston’s best chance with an overhead kick which forced the keeper to tip over.

Subs used:

Andrew Hughes 6

Replaced Earl at the interval and hadn’t touched the ball when Birmiingham scored.

Lukas Nmecha 5

Came on at 2-0 and had one sight of goal, a shot he drove over the bar.

Graham Burke 5

Played the last 11 minutes in place of Browne and didn’t have time to make an impact.