Preston North End are eight games unbeaten in the Championship

How many points will Preston North End need to make the Championship play-offs?

Preston North End's eight-match unbeaten run has seen excitement grow about a possible late run for the play-offs.

PNE are currently in 10th on 47 points but what might they need over the final 12 games to make sixth spot or better? Below we take a look at what was required over the last 10 seasons.

Victory over QPR saw PNE make the play-offs by a single goal ahead of Cardiff as both teams finished on 74 points. North End lost out to Sheffield United in the semi-finals

1. 2009

Victory over QPR saw PNE make the play-offs by a single goal ahead of Cardiff as both teams finished on 74 points. North End lost out to Sheffield United in the semi-finals
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This was Blackpool's year, Ian Holloway's side promoted to the Premier League after finishing sixth on 70 points

2. 2010

This was Blackpool's year, Ian Holloway's side promoted to the Premier League after finishing sixth on 70 points
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Nottingham Forest made the end of season shoot-out on 75 points but lost out to Swansea in the semi-finals, the Swans promoted at Wembley with a win over Reading

3. 2011

Nottingham Forest made the end of season shoot-out on 75 points but lost out to Swansea in the semi-finals, the Swans promoted at Wembley with a win over Reading
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Blackpool were fifth and Cardiff sixth, both on 75 points. The latter lost to West Ham in the play-off semi-finals with the Hammers then seeing off Blackpool at Wembley

4. 2012

Blackpool were fifth and Cardiff sixth, both on 75 points. The latter lost to West Ham in the play-off semi-finals with the Hammers then seeing off Blackpool at Wembley
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