Mark Sykes and Sam Bell's first-half goals proved the difference despite Ched Evans' strike pegging the visitors back. Sections of Deepdale could be heard chanting against the Preston boss before the team were then booed off at half-time.
The Light Blues missed several chances before early substitute Malik Tillman put them ahead with a header in first-half added time - but the visitors levelled in the 65th minute with a Jordan White header. Left-back Borna Barisic's deflected free-kick in the 75th minute ultimately gave the home side all three points but Beale, who is unbeaten in 12 games - 11 wins and a draw - since taking over as Gers boss in November, believes the scoreline should have been inflated. "We're still searching for a performance here at Ibrox where we take our chances," said Beale, who revealed midfielder John Lundstram - who made way for Tillman after just 11 minutes - will have a scan on his ankle.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday: ENGLAND Manchester City can capitalize on Arsenal's surprise 1-0 loss to Everton when it travels to Tottenham. A win for the Premier League champion would close the gap on leader Arsenal to two points. But the Gunners have a game in hand. Nottingham Forest also hosts Leeds in a contest between teams fighting to avoid relegation. ITALY AC Milan will be hoping to end a woeful run of form when it faces Inter Milan in the derby della Madonnina