BEN ALNWICK… 7
Came up with the goods in the second half when Robinson threatened to steal in at the far post and was otherwise sound.
Swashbuckling performance from the Pole, who grabbed his first goal in English football and provided a constant threat down the right hand side.
Made it look easy. Once the problems of the first 20 minutes had passed, Wheater and Beevers were rarely troubled. Every tackle was cheered by the travelling support.
Like Wheater, didn’t put much of a foot wrong. Strong in the air and tough in the challenge, it’s no wonder there have been admiring glances from elsewhere.
Forced off with an injury in the second half but had been strong to that point after being restored to the team in favour of Jonathan Grounds.
Perhaps a little slow to start but once he got to grips with Preston’s mobile midfield he was on song again.
Quite some debut for the Everton youngster, who looks quite ready to roll up his sleeves and scrap for some Championship points.
Lung-bursting effort from the 35-year-old midfielder who set the tempo in the middle of the park and wrestled control from the home side.
Not the best day at the office for the Dutchman. A poor pass let Preston in for the first goal and a heavy touch cost a decent chance at the other end.
Worked hard and got little change from the referee. Could have had a tap in midway through the second half but for Davies’s clearance.
Toyed and teased the Preston defenders after a ragged start. Looked to run out of steam well before the end – but such a potent weapon on the break.
Subs: Noone 6, 61 (for Wildschut) – A threat down the left when he came on.
Grounds 74 (for Taylor) – Crucial touch moments after coming on to the field.
Not used: Vela, Oztumer, Donaldson, Hobbs, Matthews
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