Preston North End set to battle for ex-Sheffield United midfielder, Bournemouth target could cost £5m
Preston North End are set for a hectic few days before the weekend, as they look to juggle preparation for the 2020/21 season's final run-in with continue their hunt for a new manager, following Alex Neil's exit.
The Lilywhites host high-flying table-toppers Norwich City this weekend, and will need to show a remarkable improvement if they're to secure a positive result against the Premier League-bound 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 a solid nine points clear of the relegation, but they will be mindful that a few poor results could leave them in trouble, given the ever-unpredictable nature of the second tier.
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 continues: