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Grayson rues late leveller

Simon Grayson felt Preston had been robbed after Stevenage snatched a last-gasp 1-1 draw.

Preston looked to have picked up the points thanks to Tom Clarke's 17th-minute goal when he struck from close range from Kevin Davies' flick-on.

But struggling Stevenage saved themselves two minutes into added time as Darius Charles nodded down Luke Freeman's cross with Jimmy Smith smashing through a crowd of bodies at the near post.

Preston boss Grayson said: "I certainly feel like we've had our pocket picked.

"We're very disappointed in that dressing room that we haven't won that game because we've dominated 95 per cent of it.

"You know you're in for a tough game here, but we managed to deal with everything they threw at us.

"We matched them and we controlled the game apart from that last five minutes where we didn't see the game out when we should have done."

Grayson also insisted Preston should have been awarded a penalty when Joe Garner tumbled in the box.

"I felt we should have had a penalty because Joe Garner's run across their lad who's clipped him," he added..

"I thought the referee was strong as it's not easy to referee these types of games, but I thought it was a penalty, Joe thought it was a penalty and their lad half-admitted it as well.

"We're disappointed with that, but we didn't see the game out in the professional manner that we should have done."