Alex Neil pleased with job well done as Preston beat Morecambe to advance in Carabao Cup

Alex Neil felt it was a job well done by his Preston North End side after they saw off Morecambe in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 8:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 9:58 am
Preston North End boss Alex Neil

MATCH REPORT: Preston North End 3-1 MorecambeBrandon Barker and Louis Moult were on target in the first half to put the Lilywhites in command at Deepdale on Tuesday night.

Liam Mandeville pulled a goal back for the League Two visitors just before the break but Graham Burke’s strike just before the hour mark made sure of PNE’s spot in round two.

“I thought we played well,” said Neil.

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Preston North End boss Alex Neil

“We started really brightly and got the two goals.

“We then seemed to take our foot off the gas a little bit and didn’t defend well enough for their goal.

“I was a bit frustrated at half-time because I think the game probably should have been out of sight really.

“Then we know with a Jim Bentley team that the game’s not done at that stage.

Brandon Barker in action on his first PNE start

“There was only one goal in it and we had to really apply ourselves in the second half and I thought we did that.

“We got an excellently-worked third goal and had numerous opportunities after that.

“It was a pleasing performance from the lads. We applied ourselves really well and got the job done.”