Speaking after the game, Lilywhites boss Alex Neil criticised his side for their sedate start against the Cherries, and contended: "To be honest what annoyed me the most in the first half was that what we did was not how we set out to go about it.
“We had set up to go right up against Bournemouth, be aggressive, get in their faces. When you apply pressure like that you need your defence to have a high line so that the midfield isn’t covering three-quarters of the pitch trying to get to someone.
“If you line is really high, you are within touching distance of the opposition and you can make up ground no problem. The moment your defence drops as deep as it did, you can’t apply pressure.”
Next up, Preston travel to take on rock-bottom of the table Wycombe Wanderers this weekend, which should provide an ideal opportunity for Neil's side to continue moving towards the top-half of the table.
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. Whelan doubts Leeds' chances of landing Toney
Ex-Leeds United man Noel Whelan has played down the Whites' chances of signing Brentford's £30m-rated star Ivan Toney this summer, claiming the Bees won't sell their talent if they secure promotion this season. (BBC Radio Leeds)
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2. Gunners battle to keep Championship-linked striker
Arsenal are believed to still be hopeful of tying young striker Folarin Balogun down to a new contract, ahead of his current deal expiring this summer. Brentford and Swansea City have both been linked with the England U20 international. (Sky Sports)
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3. Barnsley use Leicester City 'fairytale' for inspiration
Barnsley ace Cauley Woodrow has cited Leicester City's unprecedented Premier League winning campaign as inspiration for the Tykes' current run, which has seen them break into the play-off spots with 12 games to go. (Football League World)
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4. Hungbo bags new Hornets deal
Watford's Joseph Hungbo has signed a contract extension with the Hornets, keeping him at the club until at least 2022. The 21-year-old is on the verge of breaking into the first-time, and impressed from the bench against Nottingham Forest last weekend. (Watford Observer)
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