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Simon Grayson relieved after Preston North End comeback

4 March 2015

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson was relieved to have picked up a point against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday in a thrilling 2-2 draw.

The Lilywhites led for the majority of the match after Daniel Johnson's 13th-minute goal, until Rovers hit two in three minutes late on through Harry Forrester and Curtis Main, to turn the match on its head.

But Jermaine Beckford's strike in the fourth minute of stoppage time stole a point for Preston, who now sit second in the Sky Bet League 1 table.

“We’re relieved we’ve got a point out of it,” Grayson reflected.

“At one stage it looked like we were going to win it, but at one stage it looked like we were going to lose it.

“No matter who you play, when you concede two in three minutes then it is going to knock the stuffing out of you but we kept going and credit to them.

“No disrespect to the players but I don’t think there’s many people on that pitch who could have scored that [Beckford's] goal because of the quality that it took and from the angle that it was and that’s why he’s played at the highest level."

Preston face a trip to third-placed MK Dons at the weekend, and a win could see them open up a four-point cushion in the automatic promotion places.

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