Callum Robinson admitted he and his teammates were left frustrated after ending their winning run away at Cardiff City.
Robinson scored a consolation goal for PNE late on, but two penalties either side of half time secured the win for the hosts.
The Aston Villa loanee was disappointed with the manner of the defeat and felt North End could have got something out of the game.
"All the lads and the staff are obviously a bit annoyed, we've had a good week and we wanted to top it off today and I think we could have come away with something. I'm not saying we should have won but we definitely could have come away with a point today.
"When we were 1-0 down we were pushing and we had a good spell, then they came on to us a bit but towards the end it was us pushing again. It was a little bit too late then, but to come back from 2-0 down away at Cardiff it's hard to get back into it.
"Overall looking at the week, we are happy that we got the two wins, but it would have been nice to get at least a draw today.
"At the start of the season, Cardiff away is a big game and you wouldn't expect to get much away from home but because of what we've done in recent weeks, we came here confident we could get at least a draw. For the Club, I with think six points this week, we would have taken that.
Robinson's goal was his second in as many games for North End, after coming on at half time in the last two matches, and the 21-year-old admits this season has been difficult personally, but he is now enjoying his football at PNE.
"On a personal level this season hasn't been the best for me, I haven't played and I have watched a lot of football but coming here was positive for me and I knew that before I even got here.
"I enjoy being with the lads and the manager gives me a lot of confidence and belief in myself so they are helping me every day.
"Especially for me at 21-years-old I need the guidance and I've been getting that with the staff here and I knew I would and they are getting the best out of me and I'm trying my best for the team.
"It's hard to get in the team when the lads are doing well but it;s good that it's hard for the gaffer to pick the team, and that there's players like myself pushing to get into the team."
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