Preston boss Alex Neil welcomed his side’s 1-0 victory over ‘difficult’ Sheffield United yesterday as the visitors’ winless run extended to five games.
Jordan Hugill volleyed home the only goal of the game in the second half, moving Preston to within two points of the play-offs and extending their unbeaten run to six Championship games.
And Neil said: “It's been a good spell for us.
"We've come up against a lot of different challenges so we are delighted with what we have done.
"Sheffield United are a really difficult team to play against. I felt at half-time we hadn't moved the ball well enough and a couple of individuals could give a bit more and they gave us that second half, which is why we won the game.
"We have a plan A, B, C and D and the players can slip into different shapes quite easily. I have a young clever squad who are hungry and want to learn."