Preston boss Phil Brown warned his side they need to get rid of their losing mentality if they are to avoid relegation from the npower Championship after a 2-1 home defeat to local rivals Burnley which left them 11 points from safety.
Jack Cork headed home an 84th-minute winner after Jay Rodriguez had cancelled out Barry Nicholson's opener for the hosts.
Brown said: "I've got a lot of disappointed people I've got to pick up over the weekend now."
He added:"I've got my staff getting involved with opposition staff on a weekly basis.
"Maybe if the players showed enough fight where that was concerned we might win a game.
"There's one or two prepared to die for the cause and that is what I need on the field as opposed to off it. I haven't got an impossible task but it is arresting the losing mentality.''
Burnley boss Eddie Howe paid tribute to his side after the victory underlined their play-off credentials.
Howe said: "It has been a good start. I'm absolutely delighted with the players.
"This was always going to be a tough game, it was never going to be a pretty football match, but we did the nasty bits right.
"It was a really professional performance and I thought the two centre-halves were fantastic for us."
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