PNE v Barnsley: How they rated

Sean Maguire's header beats Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies to give Preston the lead
Sean Maguire's header beats Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies to give Preston the lead

Dave Seddon gives his verdict on which players stood out in the 1-1 Deepdale draw.

Chris Maxwell 7

Bar a late flap at a cross, was solid between the posts. Not much to do shot-saving wise but dealt with crosses well.

Darnell Fisher 7

Decent defensive performance, made a goalline clearance in the second half. Got forward in the latter stages.

Paul Huntington 7

Was solid in the centre of defence, keeping a close watch on Ike Ugbo. Had a header at the other end which was blocked by a team-mate.

Tommy Spurr 8

Hardly put a foot wrong in the centre of defence, timing one tackle in the second half to perfection. An impressive return.

Josh Earl 6

Up against a tricky customer in Adam Hammill, this was the biggest test yet for the teenager and will have learned lessons from it.

Paul Gallagher 7

Played a sitting midfield role in his 500th club appearance, passing the ball well before running out of steam.

Alan browne 6

The Irishman’s distribution was somewhat wayward at times, playing as the attacking one in the central midfield pair.

Stephy Mavididi 6

Had a good spell in the early stages of the second half but otherwise a frustrating first league start for PNE.

Sean Maguire 8

Netted his first competitive goal for PNE and was a livewire in the No.10 role off the striker. Showed good balance and awareness.

Tom Barkhuizen 7

Set up Maguire’s goal with a good cross with his left foot. Would still suggest he is more of a threat playing more centrally.

Jordan Hugill 6

Put in his usual hard-working shift up front but found two tough customers in Barnsley’s centre-halves. Put a first-half chance just wide.

subs used

John Welsh 6

Got one of the biggest cheers of the afternoon when he replaced Gallagher. Looked a little rusty which is no surprise after so long out.

Josh Harrop 7

Decent impact after replacing Barkhuizen, he looked good on the ball but his delivery from set-pieces could have been better.

Callum Robinson 6

A 78th-minute replacement for Mavididi. Saw plenty of the ball in his time on the pitch as North End searched for a winner.

Subs (not used): Marnick Vermijl, Daryl Horgan, Ben Davies, Mat Hudson.

BARNSLEY: Davies, McCarthy, Jackson, Lindsay, Pearson, Williams, Gardner (Moncur 66), Potts, Hammill (Bradshaw 81), Hedges (Barnes 71), Ugbo. Subs (not used): Pinnock, Thiam, Bird, Townsend.

Referee: Peter Bankes 6

ATTENDANCE: 12,813 (1,745 away)