Disappointed David Wagner reflected on a fourth straight defeat for Huddersfield Town but insisted: "If we continue to play the way we did
against Preston, we will get back to winning ways."
Town, who are 17th in the Championship, led through Nahki Wells' 80th-minute opener, only to fall 2-1 to goals by Paul Gallagher and Alan Browne.
Head coach Wagner said: "It was frustrating and one of the harder days since I have been here. The gap between our performance and the result is unbelievably big.
"In my opinion the lads produced a very good performance and played some good football, and we saw a clash of football philosophies.
"We created good chances but only got one goal, the we conceded at a set-piece and when we should have cleared the ball into the stand.
"We have to maintain this level of performance and take the next step on our way by working hard and making sure we get the points to reflect our performance.
"If we always play like we did today, we will get results for sure."
Wagner said he quizzed officials over the late controversy of Jonathan Hogg's effort which the midfielder claimed had gone in, but was told it hadn't crossed the line.