The Lilywhites host table-topping Norwich City this weekend, and will need to show a remarkable improvement if they're to secure a positive result against the Canaries.
Speaking to the Lancashire Post ahead of the game, interim head coach Frankie McAvoy revealed: “In terms of results and dealing with players, the buck stops with myself. The one thing about me is that I’m always open and always honest – I’m up front with people.
“I think people like that, I won’t make it more difficult to come and approach me. My job is to win games and I’ll do whatever is needed to achieve that.
“We’ve got a bubbly group of players, there’s always been a good camaraderie. It’s that team spirit we want to see continuing.”
As things stand, Preston are currently nine points clear of the relegation, but will be mindful that a few poor results could leave them in trouble, in an ever-unpredictable competition.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the upcoming weekend's action begins:
1. Ex-Blues man could land Bellingham fortunte
Ex-Birmingham City academy manager Kristjaan Speakman is rumoured to be due a whopping £700k for his role in negotiating Jude Bellingham's move to Borussia Dortmund. The 17-year-old picked up his second senior England cap last week. (Football Insider)
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2. Warnock hints at lack of leaders at Boro
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has admitted his side doesn't boast the dressing room leaders he had at his disposal during his time at Cardiff, citing Sean Morrison and Aron Gunnarsson as characters he could do with. (The 72)
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3. Rotherham linked with in-form striker
Rotherham United have been linked with a move for Boreham Wood striker Kabongo Tshimanga. He's netted 24 goals over the course of the last two seasons, and could be set for a move up the football pyramid. (Football League World)
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4. Boro fined for Swansea showdown
Middlesbrough have been hit with a £10k fine after their manager and some players confronted referee Gavin Ward following a controversial decision in their 1-0 loss to Swansea earlier in the month. Warnock has also been fined £7k. (BBC Sport)
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