Phil Brown hails best Preston North End run since 1959

Preston manager Phil Brown
Phil Brown's Preston North End were relegated to League One last season

Preston North End manager Phil Brown is delighted with the club's best run in a league season for 52 years.

Since picking up one point from their first two matches, Brown's men have now won seven on the spin to go second.

"The players are part and parcel of making history at this club," Brown told BBC Radio Lancashire, after North End went second in League One following Tuesday night's 4-3 win at Wycombe.

"But seven wins on the bounce and we're still disappointed with our defending."

Having led 2-0, North End, who recorded the same feat in 1959, went into the half-time break trailing 3-2, before scoring twice in the second half to win a seven-goal thriller.

"I'm drained to say the least," said Brown. "It was probably the hardest half-time team talk I've ever had to do.

"It was a simple tactical address to them, telling them to stop playing in the wrong areas.

"We stopped thinking we were Real Madrid and playing from the back like we did in the first half.

"It was a shock to the individuals and it was a shock to me and my assistant Brian Horton, but we addressed it and fortunately we've got enough quality in the team to go on and win."