With the Scotsman now at the wheel on a full-time basis, the Lilywhites will look to take their positive momentum straight into the start of next season, and look likely to invest in a few players in the transfer window as they look to add further quality to the squad.
Discussing the club's decision to release both Billy Bodin and Louis Moult at the end of the campaign, McAvoy revealed: “Sometimes people need a fresh start in life. Louis and Billy have been a bit unfortunate with injuries.
“Louis scored against Wigan and then we went to Swansea, he looked great and we were thinking we are going to see the best of him. Unfortunately he then suffered that horrific injury. He's now fit and ready to play.“The unfortunate thing is that in the time he has lost, there are others we have got here who in my opinion are ahead of him at the moment, He needs to go and play, he is hungry to go and play football. Billy is similar.“They need to go and find another home where they can try and flourish as footballers. I wish them all the best and I have the greatest respect for both of them.”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: