Grayson pleased with points

Preston boss Simon Grayson has praised his players for the way they have performed over the Christmas period.

Last Updated: 01/01/14 at 20:37

Simon Grayson: Delighted with his side

Simon Grayson: Delighted with his side

North End sealed a third straight win in League One with a 3-2 victory over Port Vale.

Joe Garner's double sandwiched by a superb strike from Paul Gallagher put the hosts 3-0 up with little over an hour gone at Deepdale before Vale fought back late on.

Gavin Tomlin and young substitute Jordan Hugill pulled goals back for the visitors.

Grayson said: "For 70 minutes we were very good. I thought we were patient, created some good chances and passed the ball round really well.

"They had nothing to lose and played 4-2-4 which is why they got back into the game.

"We have grinded it out and if we'd got the fourth one it would have been a very comfortable afternoon. But credit to Port Vale for having a go.

"We said we'd done okay in the first half but we just wanted to do everything a bit quicker.

"It was difficult conditions, blustery, and we had to take a few chances. If you don't shoot you don't score. We said go and express yourselves.

"It's been a good day and if you'd said before Christmas would we have been happy with six points we certainly would have done - to have got the nine is fantastic."

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