The result saw the Lilywhites edge a little closer away from the relegation zone, but they could yet become embroiled in the scrap, should Rotherham United close the gap by winning their two games in hand.
Speaking after the Stoke game, Preston's interim head coach Frankie McAvoy claimed: “It’s great when you don’t concede, it’s great for the defence and the group as a whole.
“Coming off the back of that defeat last week, it was important to get something from this game for morale.
“The intention from us was to be as positive for the whole game as we were in the second half but obviously it didn’t work that way in the first half.
“The fact we lost heavily the previous week might have made an impact on their minds to start with. I understand that but the first half wasn’t good enough.”
Next up, Preston take on Derby County at Deepdale tomorrow evening, and could all but secure their safety with a win over the Rams.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to the weekend's action continues:
5. Race heats up for Twine
The likes of Barnsley and QPR could face fresh competition for Swindon Town's star midfielder Scott Twine, with Peterborough United now on his tail. He's likely to move on this summer, with his side rock-bottom of League One. (The Sun)
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6. Hornets star keeping cool amid promotion pressure
Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley has urged his side not to panic ahead of the final run-in, after their shock 1-0 loss to Luton Town yesterday. The Hornets are still six points clears in an automatic promotion spot with four games left to go. (Watford Observer)
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7. Lang draws Championship interest
Birmingham City and Coventry City are both in the running to sign Wigan Athletic striker Callum Lang. The 22-year-old is approaching final year of his contract, and his club look set to cash in on him this summer. (Football Insider)
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8. Forest could move for Yates
Nottingham Forest are rumoured to be keeping tabs on Blackpool forward Jerry Yates. The ex-Rotherham United man has been on fire this season, with twenty goals to his name so far. (The 72)
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