Preston boss Alex Neil's delight with Fleetwood display

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Preston North End boss Alex Neil felt his side hit top form in their 5-1 victory over Fleetwood in their final friendly.

The Lilywhites came from a goal down to run out comprehensive winners with a fine second-half display.

Sean Maguire in action against Fleetwood.

Sean Maguire in action against Fleetwood.

Paul Huntington cancelled out Cian Bolger’s opener before Tom Barkhuizen, Daniel Johnson, from the penalty spot, and Daryl Horgan were on target after the break, a Lewie Coyle own goal completing the scoring against the League One.

“I thought we played some great stuff in the first half, I just don’t think we were as effective with some of our passing,” said Neil.

“And generally teams are a bit fresher in the first half so it’s more difficult to break them down.

“But I thought we created some good chances, hit the post and should have scored a few in the first half.

“We didn’t and to react in the manner that we did to going 1-0 down was great.

“We got the goal just before half-time which was a great thing for us and then our second half performance was as good as you’re likely to see.”