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Preston North End desire pleases manager Simon Grayson

25 October 2014

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson believes more desire in the second half was behind his side's come-from-behind victory over Fleetwood Town.

Looking to extend their winning run to six consecutive games, hosts Preston found themselves two goals down after just seven minutes thanks to a Stephen Jordan header and Scott Laird's own goal.

But after Paul Gallagher twice came close to halving the deficit in the first half, striker Garner stole the show after the break with a 19-minute hat-trick.

Garner twice headed home crosses before wrapping up all three points with a superb volley from outside the area, with Grayson relieved for his troops' turnaround.

"The first half was hugely disappointing from our point of view. We didn't start the game well enough, we gave them two goals and the all round play was not very good," said Grayson, whose side now sit second in the League 1 table.

"I felt that our players weren't really in the derby mode. We didn't win enough second balls, we didn't win enough tackles and we allowed them too many opportunities.

"The biggest difference to what happened at half-time was that the players came out and had a right go at them, got on the front foot, won tackles further up the pitch and won more individual battles

"I said if we get the first goal in the second half this place will erupt and anything could happen - and that's how it turned out."

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