George Boyd hailed a fantastic night at Deepdale as the Clarets moved back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship.
Joey Barton’s early deflected free-kick was enough for a 1-0 win as Dyche’s men made it 21 unbeaten in front of 5,630 travelling fans.
As Burnley edged closer to the finishing line in an enthralling promotion race, Boyd was all smiles after another significant contribution.
He said: "It's a fantastic win. The atmosphere was unbelievable and to sell that many tickets, I know it was derby, but coming out to that was great and we got the three points we wanted.
“They started with a three in midfield and we were able to exploit that. We got some chances to make it 2-0 or 3-0 and even in the second-half we had chances to finish it off.
“Fair play to Preston though because they came at us after the break and we had to battle.
“We knew before tonight if we win our three games we’re promoted and that’s one out of the way so we’ve got two left and we can only do our own job. If other teams mess up then so be it.”
The Stevenage-born winger tasted automatic promotion with Hull City on the final day of the season, but he believes this one would be even better due to the bond between the squad.
And as the Clarets switch their focus on to QPR at Turf Moor next Monday, Boyd is targeting going one step further.
“I think this one is better. The team spirit here is phenomenal, that’s 21 unbeaten now which is no mean feat in the Championship and you can see the togetherness.
“Tonight was a huge one and we can get back on the training pitch now and get ready for QPR.
“Nobody wants to come second, we want the title. You get the smaller trophy if you go up but every wants to the winners medal.”