Preston caretaker manager John Dreyer enjoyed taking the reins following the sacking of Graham Westley in midweek, but will not push for the job on a permanent basis despite his side's surprise 2-0 defeat of Bournemouth.

Westley was sacked as manager after 13 months in charge at Deepdale on Wednesday with the side having won just once in npower League One since November.

But Stuart Beavon lifted the gloom with a fine strike after 19 minutes and Bailey Wright doubled the lead before the break to end leaders Bournemouth's run of five successive wins.

Dreyer, installed as caretaker boss on Thursday, said: "I really enjoyed it, from Thursday onwards we've had a strange week, but it was a top performance. I wanted them to play football, the surface was tricky, but I didn't want that to worry them and they played good football and were disciplined.

"My remit on Thursday was to take charge of Saturday's game and I was so focused on the game I've not thought of anything else. My time here could be over, but I wasn't looking beyond the game.

"I certainly have aspirations of being a manager, talking with players and being around them isn't an issue. I won't be badgering the chairman for an answer, I'll be speaking to him for sure, but for all I know there could be a new man coming in."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was keen to quickly put the defeat behind him. "It is difficult, we weren't at our best there is no doubt about that, we were second best, which is really difficult for me to say because it hasn't happened yet," he said.

"This is the first time. We were slow out of the traps, we conceded two poor goals, we never really had any concerted pressure on their goal and I think we have to try and forget this as quickly as possible.

"We have to learn from it and analyse it, which we will, but we have some massive games coming up which will define our season, so we are going to look to that and try and put this one to bed quickly.

"You can look to a combination of factors, we have had a lot of travelling, we have had a lot of games, we have some tired bodies. It was a really poor pitch again, it was the same for both sides and we didn't adapt to it. I'm not looking for excuses but we have to move on."