This was almost a game that Preston could do without and games against Fulham towards the end of the season typically end up with some form of promotion party or other.
Fulham are by far and away the best side in the division this season and the visit to Craven Cottage was made more difficult knowing that Fulham wanted to seal promotion.
Lowe made changes but the team were fairly meek against a side that will be playing in the top flight next season. It shows the gap Preston have to bridge if they were ever serious about getting promotion.
Mitrovic scored a brace either side of a goal from Liverpool bound Carvalho. The scoreline remained three nil and did not alter after the break.
There now remains three games left for Lowe to assess his troops ahead of what is likely to be a busy summer for the manager. North End will face Blackburn on Monday hoping to end any play off chances for the East Lancashire side before facing Barnsley and Middlesbrough to end the season.