After Rudy Gestede opened the scoring for the Teessiders five minutes before half-time, a Ben Davies own goal gave Boro breathing space in the second half. Our Boro writer Joe Nicholson has dished out his player ratings following the match – scroll down and flick through our picture gallery to see who stood out:
Joe Nicholson's player ratings: FOUR Middlesbrough players earn 8s in Preston win
Middlesbrough recorded their fourth consecutive Championship win after a 2-0 victory over Preston North End – but who stood out for Jonathan Woodgate’s side at Deepdale?
Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 7:07 am