Ratings vs Preston:
Cody Cropper - 4 - Hesitated for the opener, sent off and left his team in the mire at the end.
Dean Lewington - 6 - Solid if unspectacular. Some big tackles.
Kyle McFadzean - 6 - Looked uneasy at times on his return, but strong for the most part. Missed a good chance.
Joe Walsh - 6 - Potentially at fault for losing Beckford for the opener.
Jordan Spence - 5 - Struggled with the pace of the game, and was sacrificed at 1-1 to bring on more attacking options.
Darren Potter - 5 - Looked a passenger at times.
Jake Forster-Caskey - 6 - Decent first half, but struggled with an injury and didn’t reappear.
Samir Carruthers - 7 - Looked like the only player wanting to prove himself in the first half. Made some decent runs.
Dean Bowditch - 6 - Some questionable tackles saw him lucky not to be booked, but looked a decent outlet.
Josh Murphy - 7 - Missed a sitter late on, but was a regular thorn in Preston’s side.
Nicky Maynard - 6 - Offside an awful lot, but took his goal well.
Jonny Williams - 6 - A few little runs but not much end product.
Alex Revell - 7 - Taking over from Cropper, saving a vital late penalty.
Carl Baker - 6 - Came on prior to the sending off but couldn’t influence the game.
Top Don: Alex Revell