The result, however, saw the Lilywhites edge a little closer away from the relegation zone, but the still could become embroiled in the scrap, should Rotherham United manage close the gap by winning their two games in hand and set up a dramatic finale to the season.
“Coming off the back of that defeat last week, it was important to get something from this game for morale.
“The intention from us was to be as positive for the whole game as we were in the second half but obviously it didn’t work that way in the first half.
“The fact we lost heavily the previous week might have made an impact on their minds to start with. I understand that but the first half wasn’t good enough.”
Next up, Preston take on Derby County at Deepdale tonight, when they'll be looking to all but secure their safety with a win over the struggling Rams.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the midweek action continues:
1. Canaries focused on title chase
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has claimed his side won't be taking their foot off the pedal despite securing promotion back to the Premier League with time to spare, insisting that they're now focused on winning the title. (Club website)
Photo: Alex Pantling
2. Powell steps up to Spurs role
Ex-Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell has, along with Ryan Mason, become the joint-caretaker of Spurs, following Jose Mourinho's exit yesterday. Earlier in his career, Powell took Charlton Athletic to the Championship from the third tier. (Club website)
3. Blues not getting complacent
Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer has insisted that his side aren't safe from relegation yet, and signalled his intent for the team to rack up the points to make them mathematically safe as quickly as possible to avoid a frantic end to the campaign. (Birmingham Mail)
Photo: Alex Morton
4. Toney opens up on Newcastle struggles
Brentford sensation Ivan Toney has admitted his move from Northampton to Newcastle as a teenager came "too soon" is his career, and credited Peterborough United for getting his career back on track before he joined the Bees last summer. (talkSPORT)
Photo: Justin Setterfield