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Ben Pearson Disappointed In Manner Of Defeat

3 December 2016

Midfielder Ben Pearson cut a frustrated figure when he spoke to PNEPlayerHD after the game.

Pearson, who continued with his good run of form in the side felt the application of PNE this afternoon wasn't quite right which saw the Lilywhites return to Lancashire empty handed.

"I think throughout the game we lacked patience,"said Pearson following the 2-1 defeat; "Especially when they had ten men and we had 11.

"We just seemed to want to score every time we had the ball instead of showing patience. On the day we haven't been good enough - events have happened in the game which hasn't helped for both teams."

Pearson continued to vent his frustration to the club's media channel considering North End had the upper hand at vital stages in the game.

He added: "If you look overall in the game, we might have had more possession and shots on target than them. We played some nice football at times. It was just the important moments in the game when we got
into the final third of the game where that final pass was lacking.

"At 2-1 we were well in the game. At one stage they were down to nine men and we had 11."

Up next for the Lilywhites is the Lancashire derby between Blackburn Rovers and Pearson stated the focus for North End is next weekend.

"We've got to bounce back," added Pearson. "We've had three bad results - we probably would have taken a draw before the game today but looking at the past two home games, we really wanted to get three points

It's disappointing with how much we've been in the game and haven't taken our chances. It's a learning curve for the team and everyone will learn off it and we'll be back next week looking to get three points.

For more reaction from Ben Pearson as well as an honest assessment from Simon Grayson following the controversial game at Deepdale, head to PNEPlayerHD here now.

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