Winger Will Hayhurst returned to the North End starting line-up against Bury on Boxing Day.
“We will take both positives and negatives away from today’s game and we will look to get back to winning ways against Doncaster on Saturday.”
“Unbeaten runs are always good but we need to start turning draws into wins and start a winning run. We need to start winning games consistently, we know where we want to be and we need to be on a winning run now not just an unbeaten run.
“We were disappointing in the second half, we stop playing and we made it harder and harder. We are very disappointed with the point because we wanted to take away all three.
“We did well in the first half but we have to be more clinical and finish our chances and we could have gone on to score a lot more.
“We have a number of injuries and players missing out which is always hard over Christmas. We have a very good squad and we are a close bunch so whoever comes into the team will do a good job and play well.
“At the start of the season I wasn’t getting into any scoring positions but I did today. I am disappointed I didn’t take my chances to score because we would have won the game but hopefully I can continue to get into the right positions.
“I wanted to give it my all for the team today; I am very disappointed I didn’t score either of my two chances in the first half to win the game. Hopefully I can take my chances next time.
team. My target now is to keep hold of my place, keep working hard and keep improving.
Hayhurst said: “I was delighted when I found out I was starting against Bury, it has been frustrating not playing for a while but we have a great squad and a great number of players and I am glad to be back in the
Speaking to PNE.Com after the final whistle was blown; North End’s number 24 admitted he has been frustrated sitting on the sidelines but understands with the strength in depth of the Preston squad.
The youngster looked a dangerous outlet for the hosts, and had two opportunities to score in the first half, only to be denied by the Bury backline.
The PNE youth graduate started his first game since the televised clash against MK Dons on Wednesday afternoon, coming in as a direct replacement for the injured Lee Holmes.