It may have been a long journey for the Royals, but the trip was not dampened as Reading took all three points at Deepdale.
First-half goals from John Swift and Lucas João and resilient defending in the second-half saw off Preston North End, who had only lost once at Deepdale all season before 3pm on Saturday.
A brilliant piece of team-play set up John Swift for the first, tucking the ball under the goalkeeper Declan Rudd. Lucas João made it two shortly before half-time, teeing up a perfect finish into the corner. Two goals and two assists from defender Tyler Blackett, the game finished with the Royals victorious.
Watch the best of the action at Deepdale, then head over to iFollow and watch the reaction from Royals boss, Mark Bowen and skipper Liam Moore.