Newly appointed Preston manager, Simon Grayson, has told talkSPORT he believes the Lilywhites stand a good chance of pushing for promotion from League One next season.
The North End boss lead former club Huddersfield to promotion up to the Championship last season after winning the League One play-off final at Wembley, before his sacking at the end of January after a poor run of form.
Grayson also secured promotion from the third tier while in charge of Leeds, and he seems confident he can repeat his past successes at Deepdale, and lift the team back up to the Championship.
“My assistant saw the team play Bournemouth at the weekend and they were outstanding from start to finish,” Grayson told Hawksbee and Jacobs.
“I thought there was a major opportunity for them to get promotion this season, but for whatever reason it hasn’t happened.
“The players have underachieved, so we’ll just try to install whatever they’ve been lacking in the last couple of months and try to finish the season in a positive manner.
“Hopefully that can stand us in good stead for next year when we can have a real good go at it.”