Speaking to the Lancashire Post after hanging up his boots at Deepdale, ex-Preston stalwart Paul Gallagher opened up on some his favourite moments at the club, and said: “There have been so many moments that I’ve enjoyed. My first goal that I scored, against Sheffield Wednesday in 2007, when I was still a young boy learning my trade.
“Coming back and the pain of Rotherham away in the play-off semi-final. That made me so determined to come back the next year.
“I wanted it boxed off and done knowing that we had a great footballing team that Simon Grayson had put together – Joe Garner, Jermaine Beckford and Tom Clarke to name a few. We had a really strong team and I believed we could achieve something special.
“But what I will say, as a player, if you ever get the chance to go to Wembley and win, it’s an incredible feeling.
“It’s not easy but when we went into those play-offs we absolutely took teams to pieces. We didn’t concede a goal. To win at Wembley and see the faces on the supporters, because I know the heartache they’ve had over the years in the play-offs.”
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to last season and the build-up to summer transfer window continues: