Preston North End’s Alan Browne: “We should have beaten Swansea but it’s another point on the board”

Alan Browne cut a frustrated figure following Preston North End’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City.

By Tom Sandells
Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 2:45 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 7:50 am

PNE had taken the lead at Deepdale through Scott Sinclair, scoring against the side he had helped into the Premier League.

Rhian Brewster levelled things before the interval as Andre Ayew’s square ball squirmed under Declan Rudd into the Liverpool loanee’s path.

It was a game with very little in the way of clear-cut opportunities, but Preston dominated the second half and the skipper on the day was ruing that they only took one point from the contest.

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Alan Browne goes close to a winner for PNE

Browne said: “It’s frustrating because I think, definitely second half, we really dominated the game.

“They blew up after 60, 70 minutes and from there we created a lot of chances without any clear-cut ones.

“My one at the end was probably our best chance and I probably should have scored but I think I just caught it almost too well. They’re a good side and over the course of the season I don’t think it’s going to be a bad point.

“We’ve won two before and drawn today, hopefully we can keep going and picking up as many points as we can.

“A point isn’t a bad result and it’s all about accumulating as many points as you can.

“We probably should have won the game but it’s another point on the board.”

Browne had North End’s best chance to win the game, latching on to a Sean Maguire flick-on to volley over the bar with just minutes to go.

The Irishman, in hindsight, would have preferred to have miscued, feeling his connection is what made it miss.

“I didn’t really expect Sean to win the flick on and I took a bit of gamble because it was so late on in the game,” he said.

“I probably caught it too well and if I’d had shanked it or something it probably would have gone in.

“It was just one of them, on another day it goes in. It was end to end for about 10 minutes, it was a 70-yard burst from box to box for a lot of us.

“We didn’t create much in those bursts but I thought we had the better of the chances.

“Certainly for them going forward in the second half, I don’t think they had anything.

“Their legs looked as if they went and we dominated.”