With both teams riding high after Capital One Cup triumphs in midweek, a point apiece was perhaps the right result following an entertaining game which neither side deserved to win - or lose.
The nearest either team came to a goal was Bailey Wright's second-half header for North End which hit a post.
Raynor said: "We'll see how good a draw that is at the end of the season when the points are added up.
"It was a hard-fought game and Preston were very well organised, after stepping up a division we are going to find that.
"They changed their shape a bit and gave us a bit of a problem early on, but we changed things after about 25 minutes and we imposed ourselves a bit more on the game and we were a bit more of an attacking force.
"In the second half we created more opportunities and I was a little disappointed we didn't come out of it with all three points.
"We see it as two points dropped because of the way we played second half, but people aren't going to come here and make it easy for us.
"Simon Grayson is an experienced manager and he has got teams out of this division so we knew it was always going to be difficult and I think Preston are going to be up there challenging. But we can only think about ourselves and we are slightly disappointed not to come away with all three points."
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