How the Preston North End players rated in 4-1 Lancashire derby win over Blackburn Rovers

Plenty of Preston North End players caught the eye in the big Deepdale derby win over Blackburn on Saturday.

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Who was your man of the match? See if you agree with Dave Seddon's player ratings

Preston North End celebrate Callum Robinson's goal in the win over Blackburn.

Preston North End celebrate Callum Robinson's goal in the win over Blackburn.

Declan Rudd 8

Retained his place and justified that selection with first-half saves from Dack – twice – and Mulgrew. Handling was good too.

Tom Clarke 7

The skipper is steadily making the right-back spot his own, this another soild display as the defence in the main held firm.

Paul Huntington 7

A steady performance at the heart of the back four, won plenty of air although did allow Graham the header for Rovers’ goal.

Ben Davies 8

Like in recent weeks, looked so comfortable on the ball and read the game well. Brings an air of calmness to the defence.

Josh Earl 7

Added his height to the defence when he tucked in next to the centre-backs. Kept busy by Bennett and Nyambe down that side.

STAR MAN: Ben Pearson 8

Stopped Dack playing, that part of an excellent all-round midfield display in which he used the ball well and controlled play.

Paul Gallagher 7

Quietly effective in midfield, pushed up a little higher in the first half to deny Rovers room and got through plenty of work.

Tom Barkhuizen 8

Fired North End into a very early lead with an assured finish and played a big part in the third goal. Was a big threat down the right.

Alan Browne 8

Provided the assists for the first two goals and then got on the scoresheet for the fourth. A real workhorse in midfield.

Callum Robinson 8

Showed good movement and composure to net the second goal and was a real livewire until he limped off with a hamstring strain.

Lukas Nmecha 6

Got somewhat roughed-up by the Blackburn defence, this the type of game he will learn plenty from.

Louis Moult 8

Introduced after an hour and made a big impact. His general play was very good and he scored the third goal and created the fourth.

Brandon Barker 7

Used his pace well as PNE counter-attacked on Rovers in the closing stages.

Ryan Ledson 6

A late replacement for Pearson and slotted in well in the holding midfield role.