Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede.

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?

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:

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