Sky Sports Football League pundit Don Goodman is predicting a tough fight for the final Championship place next season.
Goodman expects a tough battle in the League One play-offs, where he says Sheffield United and Preston are favourites to progress to the Wembley final.
He feels PNE can win through if they cope with the disappointment of failing to hold off the challenge of MK Dons.
“There will be an element of pressure on Sheffield United. They and Preston are probably the biggest two, with respect to the others,” said Goodman.
“I really feel for Simon Grayson and Preston but you have to admire MK Dons.
“They chased them down but Preston were by far and away the third best team in the division this season and they will feel if they get anywhere near their best standard, they will be the club that progresses to the Championship.”