The result leaves the Lilywhites lying in 16th place in the table, but they're still comfortably clear of the relegation zone - twelve points as it stands - with just five matches of the season left to play.
Speaking after the defeat, Preston's interim head coach Frankie McAvoy opened up on the reason's behind the result, and claimed: “It is clear we are better in a 3-5-2.
“When I went to a back four I didn’t think it served us well enough, we didn’t deal with the stuff thrown at us. Individually and collectively as a group, we didn’t defend anywhere near as well as we had done against Swansea last week.
“You get the plaudits when things work out for you and you get criticised when they don’t, I’m fine with that. I accept that criticism will come my way because I changed it during the game.”
Next up, Preston will look to bounce back this Saturday, when they take on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to last weekend's action continues:
1. Barnsley keeping tabs on Payne
Barnsley have been linked with a summer swoop for Swindon Town midfielder Jack Payne. The ex-Huddersfield man been on fine form in League One so far this season, scoring four goals and making four assists. (The Sun) Photo: Gareth Copley
2. Terriers to battle for Ligue 1 defender
Huddersfield Town look set to go head-to-head with Rangers to sign Dijon FCO defender Senou Coulibaly. He's played 16 games for his side, who are rock bottom of Ligue 1, so far this season. (Foot Mercato) Photo: JEFF PACHOUD
3. Hammers join race for Dieng
West Ham United look set to join the likes of Leeds United and Arsenal in the race to sign QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng. The Senegal international, who has spent the majority of his time at the Hoops on loan, is likely to cost around £6m. (Team Talk) Photo: Alex Burstow
4. Pulis could head to Europe
Ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis is rumoured to be eyeing up a stint in Europe as his next managerial challenge. He's managed over 1,100 games in English football so far, including a 333-match stay with Stoke. (The Sun) Photo: George Wood