Kevin Davies scored the only goal of the game in the 34th minute to seal a North End win in a cup tie that lacked any other real quality throughout the 90 minutes.
"I thought it was a really tight cup tie and I'm proud of that," he said. "It was a close game that was decided by a wonder strike, and there's not much you can do about that.
"I was pleased how we pushed on in the second half and although our keeper had to make a couple of saves so did their goalkeeper. It was a shame we weren't able to get that goal and force a replay up at Deepdale, which would have been nice.
"Preston are a good side but we didn't give them much. Stuart Beavon returned and didn't get much change from us and Davies wins a lot of flick-ons but they didn't much else aside from the goal."
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