Preston boss Graham Westley challenged Jeffrey Monakana to make his match-winning display against Yeovil a habit this season after the former Arsenal trainee starred at Deepdale.

In an impressive second-half display Monakana scored one, set up a goal for Chris Beardsley and drew the foul that led to Ed Upson's dismissal for the Glovers, and North End boss Westley urged the 18-year-old to repeat his starring in the 3-2 win performance week-in week-out.

"Jeffrey always had the beating of their left-back and we didn't get the ball to him enough in the first half," he said. "He's got to learn to boss other players and get them to give him the ball otherwise he can't be effective.

"We fed Jeffrey more in the second half and he was more effective. What he needs to learn is how to not drift out of the game. When Jeffrey gets the ball at his feet and he's running at people he's a real handful and we saw that in the second half.

"After half-time the players responded really well and it was a comprehensive second-half performance. We were much more positive, took the game to Yeovil, started to boss it and thoroughly deserved to win.

"We had a young side out and some of the lads probably felt the pressure of the home crowd after conceding early. We forgot to play our game and weren't intelligent enough."

After Gavin Williams' first-half penalty put the Glovers ahead, goals from Monakana, Beardsley and a Dan Burn own-goal effectively sealed the points for Preston after the break.

Football League debutant Burn scored at the right end to complete a topsy-turvy afternoon and reduce the arrears but Yeovil boss Gary Johnson was left to threaten a clear-out.

"We weren't bold enough, we were too timid. That was the key to how the game went," said Johnson. "We've got a few players who look down in the dumps at the moment and unable to snap out of a bad run.

"People have to come through it or we'll look at other personnel. We'll look at the video with the players and I hope they'll realise what went wrong. It's not a physical thing, it's a mental thing. If you can't be bold then you shouldn't be a footballer."