By Annis Abraham

What both managers have said before tonights Preston v Cardiff City game

Simon Grayson : “We can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we have to be ready to go again.

“Whoever saw the second-half performance on Saturday [Preston lost 2-1 to Barnsley] would have realised that we weren’t the team which should have lost the game.

“But for the odd mistake and not being ruthless enough in taking our chances, we would have won.

“The players are hurting because they want to get the right results.

“We are not a million miles away, so it is difficult to take for everyone.”
Paul Trollope was left frustrated again at Norwich City

Paul Trollope : “I don’t want it (play well and not win) to be a pattern that’s emerging. We can say the same from a few of the games that we’ve played.

“That’s the message to the players. We are still putting building blocks in place about how we play and what we’re trying to do. Having Rickie Lambert at the top of the team helped in a number of ways. He was a handful and probably should have got a goal or two. But there were large positives to take.

“Sometimes as a manager or a coach, saying there’s lots of positives to take in a defeat is an easy thing to do and sometimes you get hammered for it. But I believe in what we’re doing and how we’re working.”