Dave Seddon gives his verdict on the performances of North End players in their 3-0 defeat at Ipswich.
Chris Maxwell 5
Not his best afternoon in the Preston keeper’s jersey. Stepped behind his wall at the last moment to leave a gap for the first goal.
Darnell Fisher 6
Lasted 37 minutes before being hit by PNE’s injury curse and suffering a groin strain. Had been steady until then.
Paul Huntington 6
The skipper returned from a ban to lead a defence which was relatively solid until the stroke of half-time but then got undone.
Andy Boyle 6
Helped keep Garner relatively quiet but the threat came from Waghorn and McGoldrick. Steady enough game.
Kevin O’Connor 6
Got forward quite often down the left and clearly likes to attack. In the second half got a bit exposed when Ipswich played on the break.
John Welsh 5
Brought in to play in front of the back four and give some solidity. He was doing that until conceding the free-kick for the first goal.
Tom Barkhuizen 6
Involved in a few of Preston’s better attacking moments and his pace will always worry defences.
Ben Pearson 7
North End’s best player on a disappointing day but did tarnish his display with a daft yellow card for dissent late on.
Alan Browne 6
Plenty of energy and running in midfield and tried to push forward but did not hit the heights of earlier performances.
Daniel Johnson 6
Went closest to scoring for Preston with a shot which hit the bar. Maybe a bit unfortunate to be hooked just after the hour.
Jordan Hugill 6
Usual busy shift, set up Pearson’s early chance and had a couple himself later in the game. Got a yellow card which sees him suspended.
Marnick Vermijl 5
Was a first-half replacement for the injured Fisher. The Belgian was beaten too easily in the air by McGoldrick for Ipswich’s second goal.
Josh Harrop 6
Came on in the 63rd minute to take DJ’s place on the left-hand side of midfield. Put in a decent cross for a late Hugill chance.
Paul Gallagher 6
Played the last 20 minutes in place of Welsh. Showed he can still put in a quality delivery.
Subs not used: Daryl Horgan, Stephy Mavididi, Callum Robinson, Mathew Hudson.
IPSWICH TOWN: Bialowski, Spence, Chambers, Webster, Jonas, Skuse (Bru 31), Connolly (Kenlock 66), Waghorn (Nydam 77), McGoldrick, Celina, Garner. Subs (not used): Iorfa, Ward, Sears, Gerken.
REFEREE: Andrew Madley 6
ATTENDANCE: 14,390 (435 PNE)