Ryan Lowe has praised Alan Browne after the Preston North End captain’s performance against Swansea City on Tuesday night.

PNE followed up Saturday’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough with another home victory over the Swans.

Brad Potts scored the only goal of the game, following up from close range after Ched Evans had a shot saved.

North End could have had more in the first half, especially with Emil Riis missing a golden chance.


The second half was a little trickier as Swansea dominated possession and laid siege to the PNE goal but they couldn’t break through.

This was a real battling performance from North End in the second half and captain Browne stood out.

The Irishman returned to the side against Middlesbrough on Saturday having only been on the bench against Blackpool.

Browne put absolutely everything into last night’s win and led by example in the middle of the park.

The 27-year-old record two shots, one on target, one dribble, three tackles, one interception, one clearance and blocked one shot.

That’s plenty of work at both ends of the pitch and Browne deservedly earned praise from boss Ryan Lowe after the final whistle.

Speaking to iFollow, Lowe suggested that Browne is now back to his best.

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Lowe suggested that Browne was ‘brilliant’ against Swansea and fully deserved to be named man of the match.

Lowe added that Browne had a disrupted pre-season and North End had to manage his workload because of how much football he has played.

The North End boss feels that Browne has been ‘superb’ in his last two games and believes he is ‘unplayable’ when at his best – something PNE want to see on a regular basis.

“Brilliant, yeah,” said Lowe. “He deserves that, I just said to him then, he’s back. Sometimes players go through certain times in a year, in performances, Browney has not missed a lot of football, he went away after the season finished, then he had to have more time off, then he was back for pre-season, we had to delay his pre-season a little bit and manage his minutes and his load.”

“Now you’ve seen, in the last two games, he’s been superb and that’s what I want from my big players, especially my captain so fair play to him. He’s got his head down, he’s worked at it, he’s been disappointed at not being in the team at times but tonight he showed the Alan Browne of old and that’s what we want to continue to get out of him because when he’s performing like that, he’s unplayable,” he added.

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