North End goalscoring hero Stuart Beavon heaped praise on his teammates following Preston’s win against Sheffield United.
The PNE No.10 grabbed the only goal of the game in the second half with a wonderfully composed finished and he was delighted with the end result.
Speaking exclusively to PNE.Com, the striker said: “It was a great performance; we knew it was going to be tough away at Sheffield United, we hadn’t won here in 35 years, so I’m pleased we managed to get the result.
“We soaked up pressure for a good 35 minutes of the game and we knew we were going to do that and we were going to counter with the attacking players we have got in the squad.
“We know we can always hit people on the counter and we did that.
“The gaffer said before the game that the crowd here, with them being near the bottom of the league at the minute, which with Sheffield United is obviously a false position, that they would get on their backs if we could keep them quiet and we did that.
“We sat off them, we let them play, didn’t let them get too far ahead, they didn’t really cause us any problems or a great deal of threat, they just had lots of possession and when we hit them on the counter we always looked dangerous.
“When you soak up the pressure, gaps open and we took advantage of the gaps that opened.
“When they got in their stride going forward, we were getting in the pockets and getting in the holes.
“Every time they were going forward we were maybe cheating a little bit and getting on to them because there was gaps.
“I thought the back three was outstanding for us.”
The North End goal came following wonderful link up play between the front pairing of Kevin Davies and Beavon and the former Wycombe man knows how well the duo need to keep performing if they are to remain in the starting XI.
Beav continued: “I said the other week that we have got a good understanding between us at the minute, but we both know we have got to be on our game because obviously you have got Iain Hume who was playing in the hole today, Joe Garner as well and Jack King when he comes back.
“We know we have got to be on our toes otherwise they will come straight back in.
“The fact that you can be out the side after one poor game is what keeps us on our toes.
“We need to make sure we perform because we know that there are people waiting which is keeping our performances good.
“The banter and atmosphere is unbelievable at the minute, it is brilliant.”