Liam Lindsay said Preston North End ‘more than matched’ promotion hopefuls Watford at Deepdale and felt they were unfortunate not to come away with at least a point.
A tight game was ultimately decided on 51 minutes when Joao Pedro was adjudged to have been fouled by Tom Barkhuizen in the penalty area and the Brazilian subsequently converted from the spot.
But the home side had chances of their own, particularly with Ched Evans forging out two decent opportunities for himself in the first half, and Lindsay told iFollow PNE that the Lilywhites would have had at least a point with luck on their side.
“I think anyone watching that would say the same [we deserved something],” said the on loan Stoke City defender. “We didn’t get the rub of the green tonight.
“We had a few chances – we had more chances than them – but just didn’t seem to be. But I think we can take a lot of confidence from that. They’re up with the one of the best teams and we more than matched them. We need to look forward.”
The 25-year-old was unsure on whether a penalty should have been awarded to the visitors, but regardless, felt North End’s game plan was a good one which only lacked slightly in the final third.
“I think they might have had one that Hughesy has done well to get off the line, but we limited them to so little.
“I think the game plan was perfect, we just lacked a wee bit in front of goal and the penalty – I don’t know if it was a penalty or not. We just need to pick our heads up and focus on the next game.
“The referee has got a hard job. We just needed a wee bit of luck here and there and I think we come away with a point at least. It just wasn’t our day today.”
Having started three consecutive games for the club since his January arrival, Lindsay is enjoying his time at Deepdale thus far.
“I think the last two games I have felt good actually, I’ve surprised myself a wee bit considering how long I’ve not played. I’m feeling good at the minute and hopefully it continues.
“Great bunch of boys, great manager, great staff, everything, so I’m really enjoying it.”
Another tough test awaits for the Lilywhites at the weekend with a trip to Cardiff City, but Lindsay is determined to bounce back.
“They’re doing well in the league so we will be up against it again but that’s what this league is about. We’ll try our best obviously again and hopefully come out with some points.
“That’s what football is about, I think Blackburn we deserved the three points, I think we deserved at least a point tonight if not more.
“Luck can be on your side and not, but what can you do – try and move on quickly and try to bounce back with a win.”
Watch more from Liam on iFollow PNE.