'The performance after what has been a difficult period for the Club was fantastic'
Paul Lambert saluted the efforts of his team and the Blue Army after seeing his side draw with Preston in his first game in charge of Town.
Freddie Sears opened the scoring from the penalty spot just before half-time but Paul Gallagher’s free-kick gave North End a share of the spoils.
The visitors finished the game with 10 men, Gallagher playing the last 20 minutes in goal after Chris Maxwell was sent-off.
“I couldn’t have asked for anymore from the players. They were fantastic,” Paul told iFollow Ipswich.
“I thought we should have won the game. We were the dominant team and their outfield ‘keeper [Gallagher] produced a world class save from Danny Rowe at the end.
“The performance after what has been a difficult period for the Club was fantastic.
“It was difficult to pick a team because all of them gave us everything during the week in training and we’re going to need all of them over the rest of the season.
“Jordan Roberts gave us a focal point in attack and he was outstanding but they all were. I’m really proud the team.
“When you come into a Club you want the mums and dads, the kids to enjoy the football and although we obviously would have liked to have won the game, I think by the reaction at the end - they did that.
“I’ve said this week, we’re going to need the supporters massively and they were fantastic today.”
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