Preston boss Alex Neil's delight with Fleetwood display

Preston North End boss Alex Neil felt his side hit top form in their 5-1 victory over Fleetwood in their final friendly.

Saturday, 29th July 2017, 1:23 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:43 pm
Sean Maguire in action against Fleetwood.

The Lilywhites came from a goal down to run out comprehensive winners with a fine second-half display.

Paul Huntington cancelled out Cian Bolger’s opener before Tom Barkhuizen, Daniel Johnson, from the penalty spot, and Daryl Horgan were on target after the break, a Lewie Coyle own goal completing the scoring against the League One.

“I thought we played some great stuff in the first half, I just don’t think we were as effective with some of our passing,” said Neil.

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Sean Maguire in action against Fleetwood.

“And generally teams are a bit fresher in the first half so it’s more difficult to break them down.

“But I thought we created some good chances, hit the post and should have scored a few in the first half.

“We didn’t and to react in the manner that we did to going 1-0 down was great.

“We got the goal just before half-time which was a great thing for us and then our second half performance was as good as you’re likely to see.”

Sean Maguire in action against Fleetwood.