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Snodin wants 'complete' display

Glynn Snodin urged Preston to play at the top of their game for the full 90 minutes after a 2-0 home win against Notts County.

New Preston signing Craig Davies inspired the hosts to victory. The on-loan Bolton striker opened his account in the 65th minute then won a penalty that Joe Garner converted six minutes later.

Davies opened the scoring when he did brilliantly to find space on the edge of the box to fire into the top corner.

The hosts' lead was then doubled when Jack Grealish hauled the forward down inside the box - Garner slotting firmly past Kevin Pilkington to keep Preston in the play-off pack.

"It was no more than we deserved for our second-half performance," said Snodin, whose side are unbeaten in five in all competitions.

"But we have standards at this football club and the first half we fell below them.

"It's frustrating really because it's a game of 90 minutes and we want to make this place a fortress.

"The first 45 minutes it definitely wasn't. We are happy at the end of the game, but not with that first-half performance.

"Kevin Pilkington hasn't played for a year for Notts, but he was saving things, the ball was hitting him and he was excellent.

"Craig Davies did very well. He's powerful, he's strong and he's got a good eye for goal. He's got a great strike on him.

"It's a great signing and he's a Championship striker. That's why we can't believe Bolton have let him out.

"We have a lot of options up front now and that's great because they are the ones who win you games."