Ben Davies was the pick of the bunch for Preston at Blackburn
Daniel Johnson scored the only goal while Darnell Fisher was sent off late on. Who was your man of the match? See if you agree with Dave Seddon's player ratings.
Pulled off two good saves, a diving effort in the first half from Graham and an even better one to push Ledsons deflection behind. Bit loose with the ball during the game and got the stoppage-time red card for two bookings in the space of 10 minutes. Commanding display at the back up against a tough, physical customer in Graham. Won his share off the ball. Faultless performance in the centre of defence, cant remember him not winning a header. A calm head in the heat of the battle. Strong at left-back, intelligent use of the ball. The left-back is becoming North Ends Mr Consistent. A couple of passes went astray but won a good percentage of his tackles and played the deep midfield role well. Great run and cross to set up the winning goal. Used his pace well and was the outlet as the game went on. Better wide than up front? Didnt reach his usual heights, unable to get forward as often as he would have liked with PNE sitting off for spells. Fine finish for the goal, putting a perfect amount of weight through the ball. Got through his fair share of graft in midfield. Faced the club where he started his career, the 34-year-old gave PNE some width on the left. Saw a shot saved in the second half. Given a tough gig in that he was the lone striker against three centre-backs. Worked hard for little reward. Replaced Gallagher as PNE went to see out the game. Did his share of tracking back too. In from the cold after two months out of the squad and his pace was useful late on. Late sub in place of Nmecha to play at right-back after Fishers red card.