Alex Neil fielded the majority of his squad in the first pre-season friendly of the summer. Despite the lack of signings this summer it was good to see both Josh Harrop and Billy Bodin back and fighting fit. It will feel like Preston have two new players come the start of the season and both have much to give.
The goals came in the first half from Tom Clarke and Louis Moult. The margin may have been disappointing for some but you cannot read too much into the first pre-season game.
North End will have tougher tests and will need to sharpen up as they proceed during the next month before the season starts away at Millwall. Preston now travel to Cork as their preparations continue.