PNE boss Grayson pleased with professional win at Burton

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson felt his side put in a professional performance as they ran out 1-0 winners at Burton Albion.

Monday, 2nd January 2017, 5:21 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:03 pm
Simon Grayson salutes the Preston fans after the win at Burton.

Tom Clarke’s goal in first-half stoppage time was enough to settle a game that won’t live long in the memory.

“You know it’s going to be a tough game here,” said Grayson.

“They’ve got a really good record here and played well against the top teams.

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“We only played Saturday and they played on Thursday so we knew we had to be at it to win the game.

“It was a professional performance.

“It wasn’t free-flowing football, the pitch was a bit lively at times, but it was professional both as a team and as individuals.

“There wasn’t much in the first half but we got the goal which gave us a basis to play from and when you look back over it all we should have had a couple more goals to make it a bit easier for ourselves.”