Preston North End manager Simon Grayson was happy with the timing of his side’s two goals in victory over Rochdale on Tuesday night.
Andy Little’s first PNE goal in his 100th senior appearance just before the break was followed by a stunning Neil Kilkenny volley early in the second half.
And those two goals were enough to knock the stuffing out of Rochdale and book Preston’s place in the second round of the Capital One Cup – their eighth successive trip to the second round.
Speaking to PNE Player following the full-time whistle, the gaffer said: “You can knock the stuffing right out of the opposition – as it did a little bit for us at the weekend when Notts County scored straight after half-time.
“So it was a good time to score and from then on I thought we were patient, had a good shape about us and we had some great opportunities to go and get a few more goals.
“The cleansheet, the defenders will be happy with and the goalkeeper, and also the strikers getting on the scoresheet.”
You can watch the full interview with Simon Grayson on PNE Player by clicking here.