He was regarded by Preston fans as being a penalty expert, saving several in his first few games for Preston. He was voted Preston's Player of the Year for the 2011–12 season. During his time at Preston North End he was often used as a back up goalkeeper after the loan signing of Declan Rudd in the 2013-14 season and Sam Johnstone in the second half of the 2014-15 season. He did however secure a run of games following a spell of poor performances from then number 1 keeper Jamie Jones beginning with a clean sheet away at then league leaders Bristol City. During his final season with Preston he became a regular cup goalkeeper, keeping goal in their Johnsons Paint Cup run which took them to the Northern area final as well as keeping goal in their successful F.A cup run which included wins against Shrewsbury Town, Norwich City and Sheffield United, culminating in what would be his final start in a home tie against Premier League Manchester United.