Preston couldn’t make it three wins in a row on Saturday, drawing 1-1 at home to Swansea City.
North End had beaten Charlton Athletic and Barnsley before having more than a week without a game, returning to action against the Swans at Deepdale.
Scott Sinclair put North End in front with a driving run and fine left-footed finish, but Rhian Brewster’s equaliser from close range made the score 1-1.
Neither side could find the winner, meaning the points were shared, not really helping either side in their respective pushes for promotion, but at least it wasn’t a defeat.
It was great to see Sinclair get off the mark with his first Preston goal, producing a moment of magic to break the deadlock – exactly why the former Celtic winger has been lured to Deepdale.
However, that was one of just two shots North End managed on target, with eight efforts off target. Patrick Bauer tested Freddie Woodman with a header, Seani Maguire had a shot blocked late on and Alan Browne fired over in the dying stages, meaning North End did carve out some opportunities to find the winner.
The goals didn’t flow as they did at Barnsley, but Sinclair was encouraged by the number of opportunities Preston carved out on Saturday, believing that it’s just about finishing them off now.
Sinclair added his own little prediction whilst speaking to the club’s official website, believing that North End will soon score four or five against a team because the chances are being created, and will be put away in the near future.
“I think sometimes it might take 60 minutes in a game for the game to sort of open up and players to find space and get control of the game and I think we did that in the second half. It’s all about creating chances as well in the final third and finishing them off,” said Sinclair.
“I think it’s always good that we’re creating chances because there’s going to be a game where we score four or five. The main thing is putting them away, but we come away with a point and we’ve just got to keep improving,” he added.