Phil Brown was understandably delighted to see his Preston side gain a third consecutive npower Championship win by beating promotion candidates Swansea 2-1 at Deepdale as the Lilywhites secured another much-needed win they need to clamber out of the relegation places.

Brown felt the respite of the international break worked in his team's favour.

"We only had four internationals away so we had a good amount of time on the training pitch working on tactics," said Brown.

"The beauty of the victory was against one of the best football teams I've played against in the Championship.

"It was a fantastic game of football matched with the desire, work rate and commitment of our team."

"The winner was absolutely brilliant. How (Iain) Hume had the energy to get round and finish was beyond me.

"They say the bad balls get the wickets in cricket and Hume didn't catch the finish cleanly - if he did the keeper would have probably saved it. But no-one was more deserving of that than Hume."

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers felt his side were architects of their own downfall and deserved to lose because on the basis of a poor defensive effort. as for the third straight game the Swans let in two goals.

He said: "The disappointing factor was our performance. Normally my players have been magnificent in defence and with the ball but here was one of those off days and in this league any team can punish you.

"We didn't deserve anything from the game - we were poor defensively."

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