Preston boss Alex Neil saluted the quality of forwards Callum Robinson after he helped his side to tear apart already-relegated Ipswich apart in a 4-0 hammering at Deepdale.
Robinson scored two, and also assisting both of strike partner Lukas Nmecha's goals, as North End kept their Sky Bet Championship play-off hopes mathematically alive and ended a four-game losing streak.
Republic of Ireland international Robinson rifled home the opener from the edge of the box after six minutes before volleying into the top corner midway through the first half.
The 24-year-old then saw his 56th-minute effort saved by Bartosz Bialkowski, only for Nmecha to slot home the rebound, before the rout was complete when Robinson intricately teed up the Manchester City loanee for his second goal 15 minutes from time.
"We had good quality at times when we needed it and Callum Robinson was involved in all four goals, so I think that shows his importance to us," said Neil.
"He's a good player, he is one of our key players. What he did here, not every player can do. He had the quality to damage them.
"After the last week it was important we came out and put on a good performance and put things right.
"I felt we played well and, although we were a bit loose at times, we got four goals, so I'm really pleased with that."