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Preston player ratings vs Reading: Whiteman impresses again, but Rafferty struggles

Daniel Iversen 8 – made a number of impressive saves, and even a miraculous clawing stop from a Michael Morrison effort, even if it would have been offside anyway. Looks a very good goalkeeper.

Alan Browne 7 – coped well with Ovie Ejaria for the most part, didn’t look too troubled defensively, though did get away with a quickly-taken free kick.

Paul Huntington 7 – solid throughout, did his job well and rarely looked too troubled.

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Ben Davies 8 – reads the game so well. Always composed and calm on the ball, only once was he really beaten by Lucas Joao.

Joe Rafferty 4 – a certain level of leeway given that he was called in to start at left back mere moments before kick off, but he was found wanting again. Limited and panicked in possession, he then gave away a penalty late on. Lucky that Lucas Joao fired wide; questions have to be asked about his suitability for the Championship.

Ben Whiteman 8 – impressive in his usage of the ball, switches play so accurately and elegantly. Should be a mainstay of the midfield for years to come.

Ryan Ledson 5 – played well in midweek but dipped a little today. Gave away too many free kicks and didn’t quite stamp himself on the game going forward.

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Jayson Molumby 7 – breaks forward well, gets stuck in, has a great engine and quick feet in tight areas. Carries and uses the ball well, looks to be a fine addition to the midfield.

Scott Sinclair 6 – went close with an early effort but was largely kept quiet outside of that. Worked hard down the right flank, which may not be his best role.

Brad Potts 6 – tends to get stick from sections of the fanbase, but again worked hard and caused problems. Linked up play well and put in another big shift having started in midweek too.

Emil Riis 6 – had the best chance of the game for North End, showing quick feet and an inventive finish from close range, only for Rafael to make the save. Frustrated in the second half as the supply to him was poor.

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