Preston North End player ratings from the 1-0 defeat to Millwall

Preston North End slipped to defeat against Millwall at The Den on the opening afternoon of the season.

By Dave Seddon
Sunday, 4th August 2019, 4:33 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th August 2019, 5:33 pm
How did the PNE players rate in the 1-0 defeat to Millwall at The Den
How did the PNE players rate in the 1-0 defeat to Millwall at The Den

Here are the PNE player ratings from the trip to South Bermondsey

Should he have parried Wallaces well-struck winner, the ball hitting both gloves? Made a decent early save from the same player.
Slow to close down Mahoney to stop the cross for the goal. That aside, not a huge amount came down his side of the pitch.
Had a decent battle with Matt Smith and won his fair share of headers. Can be pleased with his PNE debut - starman.
Wallace managed to find the space in front of him to score the goal. Otherwise, cleared his lines well and tried to play out from the back.
Made a fine hooked clearance facing his own goal in the first half. Used the ball well down the left.
Got the game ticking, looked to get on the ball all the time and managed to avoid a booking, which is worth noting.
Struggled to make too much of an impact as North End used him as an outlet for the diagonal ball from midfield.
Had Prestons best chance with the shot headed off the line by Smith, while another shot went wide.
Didnt look at his sharpest after missing part of pre-season with a knee problem. Played behind the striker with Browne.
He was PNEs go-to man in midfield as they looked for him to spread the play in a bid to open Millwall up.
Had three chances in the first half, two which went wide and one when he didnt get a shot away on the break.
Gave PNE more of a physical threat up front after coming on in the 55th minute but got booked for a raised arm in an aerial clash.
Part of a double change soon after half-time but didnt really get into the game.
Didnt have much time to impose himself on the game with PNE chasing an equaliser. Hard to judge him on 15 minutes