Molumby came in for Browne in the only change from the victory over Huddersfield at the weekend. Alex Neil always says the first goal is vital and whilst Preston opened the scoring Millwall dominated especially in the second period.
The goal came from a Sinclair crossfield ball which looked to be heading nowhere. Potts was the intended target but it was held up and the ball landed to Evans who volleyed in from the edge of the box to give Preston the lead.
North End had one other opportunity in the half on the break. Evans crossed but the ball was behind Potts who could only head down and the attack didn't trouble the Millwall backline.
Millwall took time to get into the game. Hutchinson was causing trouble at set pieces and fired a shot at Iversen but the game changed just before the break.
The Preston back line backed off to the edge of the area allowing Malone time amd space. He swung his left foot at the ball and it rocketed into the top corner leaving Iversen helpless.
Millwall dominated after the break. Bennett hit the bar from a cross. Wallace fired a ball across the goal and Preston were living dangerously.
The goal finally came when Woods played a ball over the top. Bennett chased and Iversen hesitated when he should have been more assertive. The forward got his head to the ball and nodded home.
Millwall played better in the second half without being brilliant. Preston simply didn't match them and were out fought in most departments. The lack of consistency showed again as a bad result follows a good one.
It is unclear where Preston go from here but they must secure safety first and then consider where the club can move forward in terms of recruitment in the off season.