Preston Manager, Frankie McAvoy’s reaction to last nights game
Speaking after the game with Lancashire Live Preston Boss Frankie McAvoy.
“Stoke caused us problems in the first half, they were the dominant team and it took us a while to get the press right.
“They are probably the best team we have played so far in the league and the one that caused us the most issues.
“I was hoping to get more opportunities but fair play to them, they defended well.
“We have played against 3-4-3 teams before but I thought they were a different level tonight, they were excellent and the players in those pockets – Powell and Vrancic – they are good players.
“I know Mario from the wee bit of time I had at Norwich and he has quality; listen they are a good squad and we knew it’d be hard.
“We came up against a top quality team.
“We changed it, had a few near things, but over the piece this is probably one game where I am delighted with a point to be honest.
“The games are not easy, what we have to do is deal with our own house.
“We know we are tough to beat and a tough nut to crack, which is pleasing, but we need to now make sure we are more of a threat going forward, kick on and get wins.”