The Preston North End fans’ panel – Lancashire Evening Post

No doubt in my mind that we are a better side when we take the game to the opposition and this ultimately proved to be the case on Saturday. Gradually, North End started to build pressure on the home goal and when Horgan replaced Harrop the extra width was causing all sorts of problems for the home defence.

North End had to come from a goal down to salvage a point but were good value in the end although the halves were as different as chalk and cheese as as far as we were concerned.

Our last league visit to the New Den in April 2011 had ended in a 4-0 drubbing a result which more or less relegated us to League One.The centre back partnership that day had been loanee Bongana Khumalo and Craig Morgan while the side also contained the likes of Eddie Johnson Chris Brown and Ian Ashbee.On Saturday, in those positions we had Tom Clarke Ben Davies, Callum Robinson Jordan Hugill and Ben Pearson.

However following another trademark second half substitution by Alex Neil which introduced Daryl Horgan into the fray we finally began to show some attacking prowess.

The visitors lined up with the usual 4-2-3-1 with Alan Browne at right back after Tom Clarke moved into the centre to replace the injured Paul Huntington. The game was very to and fro in the first half of the first period with Millwall trying to break out on the counter attack.

PNE supporters have their say on draw against Millwall

So a satisfactory result in South Bermondsey and good London day out for the 1,483 North End fans inside the New Den. Millwall away is a tough fixture and I think North End are to be credited with coming away with a point albeit playing almost two different tactical halves.

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