Meanwhile, the Lilywhites continue their hunt for a new manager, and a host of names as varied as Nicky Butt and Joey Barton have been linked with the job since Alex Neil was sacked back on 21st March.
Speaking to the Lancashire Post, interim head coach Frankie McAvoy revealed: "The way we are going to approach the next few weeks is one game at a time. You can’t put people under undue pressure by looking too far ahead.
“Every game brings its own pressure and the focus has to be on that one.
We’ve got the blinkers on as far as facing Norwich (Preston's first game back after the international break) is concerned, then once we’ve played we will turn to the Swansea game.”
The Lilywhites takes on the Canaries this Friday afternoon, and will need to be at their best to get a good result against Daniel Farke's relentless table-toppers.
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. Rams missed out on Ligue 1 ace
Reports from France have claimed Derby County missed out on a chance to sign Reims ace Marshall Munetsi in the January transfer window. He's currently impressing in Ligue 1, and looks unlikely to leave his club any time soon. (RMC)
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2. Gabriel reveals Chelsea snub
Ex-Nottingham Forest starlet Jordan Gabriel has revealed he turned down a chance to join Chelsea's youth academy, as he believed Forest would be better for his development. He's now playing for play-off chasing Blackpool in League One. (Mirror)
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3. Fresh fitness boost for Sky Blues
Coventry City's hopes of avoiding relegation have been boosted following some promising injury news, with manager Mark Robins suggesting forward Matty Godden could be fit enough to play a key part in the Sky Blues' run-in. (Coventry Telegraph)
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4. Interest in Barnsley star grows
Two unnamed Premier League clubs are rumoured to be keeping tabs on Barnsley's Daryl Dike, who has made a strong start to his career at Oakwell. The USA international has netted five goals in 11 Championship games so far. (Football League World)
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