Preston turned in an improved display on Wednesday night, but couldn’t quite grab a win, drawing 0-0 with Queens Park Rangers.
North End were frankly embarrassing in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Cardiff City, and had to hit back with an improved display last night.
It was much better at both ends of the pitch, but the game sadly petered out into a 0-0 draw, with neither side able to make the breakthrough.
If anyone was going to do it for Preston last night, it was winger Anthony Gordon as he started on the left flank.
Gordon was a livewire; he racked up three shots, two on target, two key passes and two successful dribbles, though only four of his 16 crosses were successful.
The Everton loanee was taken off with 10 minutes to play, but still managed to land the man of the match award for a fine performance.
Now, Preston boss Alex Neil has told Lancs Live’s George Hodgson that Gordon reminds him of Callum Robinson in that he is an excellent talent but needs to put his game together and add an end product.
North End ended up selling Robinson for £7million to Sheffield United thanks to Neil developing him at Deepdale, and he is currently in the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion.
Gordon has a much higher ceiling than Robinson and could be worth much more than £7million in the future – as long as he does find that end product to go with his exciting approach play.