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Preston fans react to Seani Maguire's performance v Swansea

Preston made it two Championship wins in a row by beating Swansea City 3-1 on Saturday afternoon, with Seani Maguire playing a key role.

North End beat Peterborough United 1-0 last weekend and then saw off Morecambe with a 4-2 Carabao Cup victory in midweek.

Frankie McAvoy will have been encouraged with those two displays, but fine movement from Joel Piroe saw Swansea take the lead at Deepdale on Saturday.

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That required a big response from Preston, and boy did it come.

Sepp van den Berg equalised immediately for North End with a superb touch and finish, before Emil Riis slammed Preston in front.

Ben Whiteman’s free kick wrapped up the win for Preston in the second half, moving North End up to 16th place with a fine win.

Most of the praise has been going to Riis or even Van den Berg having landed themselves on the scoresheet, but Seani Maguire also deserves plaudits.

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The Irishman has struggled for goals in recent times, but there are signs of him making a real contribution having also impressed against Peterborough last weekend.

Maguire didn’t find the net against Swansea, but his work rate and link-up play was vital, including the flick that resulted in Riis almost breaking the net.

Often criticised by Preston fans, Maguire is now being hailed as ‘different gravy’ after a fine display against the Swans.

Others felt that Maguire had his best game for the club yet and was ‘almost unplayable’, with fans now hoping this form continues.

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