Alex Neil praised Preston's resilience as they ground out a hard-fought 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Hull.
Hamilton have accepted a bid from Preston for their captain, Michael Devlin.
Preston have signed young striker Connor Simpson from Hartlepool for an undisclosed fee.
Ben Pringle has joined Sky Bet League One strugglers Oldham on loan until the end of the season.
Goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely is to leave Preston and join Crystal Palace in the same role, the Championship club have announced.
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