Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers player ratings
Preston North End got their season off to a winning start as they beat Queens Park Rangers at Deepdale.
Alan Browne's 50th minute goal was enough to get the three points.
Here are the North End player ratings:
Declan Rudd 7
After a relatively quiet afternoon was called into action late on and made a superb save from Isrissa Sylla.
Darnell Fisher 7
With QPR sitting off in the first half the right-back got opportunities to push forward. He defended well when called upon.
Tom Clarke 7
Solid game from the skipper who helped keep things tight and handled Matt Smith well. Got a bang on the head late on which forced him off.
Ben Davies 8
Assured display from the centre-half who is so comfortable with the ball at his feet. Linked up well with Clarke.
Andrew Hughes 7
A very promising Preston league debut for the left-back. Always an option when PNE looked to play out from the back and solid in defence.
Ben Pearson 8
North End’s first point of contact in midfield with him always looking to get on the ball or break QPR attacks up. No yellow card either!
Tom Barkhuizen 7
Started on the right-wing and switched to the left in the second. Used his pace well and went close tiwht two first-half shots.
Josh Harrop 7
Saw plenty of the ball in the advanced midfield role and was a creative spark. Claimed the assist for PNE’s winner.
Alan Browne 8
The Irishman was PNE’s matchwinner with a header in the second half. Covered the ground well and finished the game as a centre-half.
Callum Robinson 7
Got himself into some promising positions but his finishing lacked polish. Forced a good save out of the keeper in the second half.
Louis Moult 7
His link-up play was very good outside the box and he held the ball well. PNE need to find a way of getting chances to him in the box.
Daryl Horgan 6
Came on for Barkhuizen in the 70th minute, full of energy but crossing needs working on.
Paul Gallagher 7
The midfielder came on for Moult and lent his experience as PNE saw out the game.
Ryan Ledson 6
Got the last seven minutes in place of Harrop, giving an extra layer of cover in midfield.
Subs not used:
Calum Woods, Graham Burke, Paul Huntington, Chris Maxwell.