ALEX NEIL was fuming with his Preston players following the 1-1 draw with Barnsley.

The former Hamilton Accies and Norwich City boss saw his defensive strategy wrecked after ex-Cork City striker Sean Maguire’s first goal in English football.

One-time Dunfermline loanee Adam Hammill set up a quickfire response with a ball into the box that was tucked away by Brad Potts.

Neil said: “The disappointing thing is that we spoke about dealing with Hammill down the right and dealing with balls into the box which is where the goal came from. 

“It was frustrating that we didn’t win the game. We started well, but I thought that after 30 minutes it opened up.

“For the 15 minutes leading up to half-time we needed to make more passes and the game became stretched.

“We had great opportunities to put the game to bed. There were some great chances for us to win the game, but we didn’t.”


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