Speaking ahead of the game, Lilywhites boss Alex Neil claimed: "The simple fact is we win and lose together and the lads didn’t play well enough in the first half – that is clear for everyone to see.
“Collectively we didn’t do enough throughout the game and got nothing from it. That is my responsibility and their responsibility and collectively we need to fix it.
“Are the lads disappointed and gutted? Of course they will be. When another team fights more than you, runs more than you, picks up better balls than you, there is only one way to rate it.”
He continued: “I have been in football all my life and the players have played football for most of their lives, you go through tough spells and it is how you come out of it which is the main thing.
“We need to roll our sleeves up and not feel sorry for ourselves.”
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the upcoming weekend's action begins:
1. QPR scout McPake
QPR have emerged as contenders to sign Rangers forward Josh McPake, and apparently sent scouts to see him in action for his loan club Harrogate Town last weekend. He's made 15 appearances for the club so far this season. (Football Insider)
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2. Boro could return for Diedhiou
Middlesbrough could be set to continue their pursuit of Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou in the summer, once his contract has expired. He was heavily linked with both Boro and Fenerbahce in the last transfer window. (Team Talk)
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3. Bowyer favourite for Blues job
Ex-Leeds United and Newcastle man Lee Bowyer looks set to become the next Birmingham City manager, after resigning from League One side Charlton Athletic. He's been lined up to replace Aitor Karanka, whose exit is still yet to be confirmed. (Guardian)
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4. Gers keen on Boro striker
Rangers have been tipped to pursue a move for Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga this summer. The DR Congo international's contract expires this summer, and could be let go after netting just five goals so far this season. (Football League World)
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