Preston star makes hones admissions as Preston managed to break a streak of three consecutive losses by securing a hard-fought 1-1 draw to managerless Millwall…

Preston managed to break a streak of three consecutive losses by securing a hard-fought 1-1 draw in a rather uneventful match against Millwall, who are currently without a manager.

Millwall, under  the interim guidance following Gary Rowett’s departure, delivered a solid defensive performance that stymied the hosts’ attempts to break through.

The match had an engaging start with an eventful first half-hour, but it failed to maintain that level of excitement throughout the game.

Preston’s Duane Holmes had an early chance, and the situation worsened for caretaker manager Adam Barrett’s Millwall side when, in the third minute, a clever sequence of passes led to Mads Frokjaer-Jensen calmly scoring from 12 yards after Will Keane’s assist.

Although Preston initially had a strong start, Millwall hit the crossbar in the eighth minute when Aidomo Emakhu’s deflected strike was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

The first half continued with a back-and-forth battle, including Holmes’ energetic run through the middle, resulting in a powerful shot that was blocked by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Millwall also had their moments, with Emakhu making a promising run towards the North End defense, only to see Woodman comfortably stop his 20-yard effort.

The score was leveled with a fantastic goal in the 30th minute when Allan Campbell set up Zian Flemming, who beautifully curled the ball into the top corner from outside the box.

The second half saw Millwall creating an early opportunity, with Campbell in the box, but he disappointingly shot straight at Woodman.

As Millwall continued to press, Flemming made a spectacular diving attempt to meet a superb cross from Brooke Norton-Cuffy, but he couldn’t quite reach it.

Preston later found some offensive momentum, but the resolute Millwall defense held firm.

During the 70th minute, there were few notable goal-scoring opportunities, although Brad Potts had a volleyed cross deflected off Millwall’s Joe Bryan and saved by Bialkowski. Ched Evans, who returned as a substitute after a seven-month injury layoff, also came close with a flicked header.

In the final moments of the match, Flemming’s free-kick for Millwall went way off target, reflecting the lackluster performance of both teams in the second half.

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