Manager Simon Grayson was disappointed with the way his side fell to a 3-1 defeat away to Huddersfield Town.
The PNE boss admitted the players weren't good enough on the day, particularly in the second half, but is looking for a quick reaction when Hull come to Deepdale on Monday.
"When you look at the performance we didn't win the battles in the key areas. I think it was only in the 92nd minute we probably won our first tackle when Gally made a tackle and ultimately we scored from that.
Today we were too easy to play against, it wasn't hard enough for them to create chances against us.
"It's disappointing because, no disrespect to them, but we've played against better players in the likes of Charlie Austin and Andre Gray etc. and given them no opportunities.
"It's a lesson for us that we have to be on our game every time.” Continued the manager.
"Too many people didn't win their battles that they should have done and we haven't had many performances like this this year, so we accept it now and make sure we are ready to go for a quick turnaround for the game on Monday.
"When you have a result like this you want to make sure there is a reaction to it."
"We weren't good enough, so lets hope that we get a good reaction on Monday, and there's nothing to suggest we can't go and get the three points against Hull.”
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