New Preston North End coach Glynn Snodin has spoken of his delight at following Simon Grayson through the entrance door at Deepdale.
Speaking about his new club to PNE.Com he said: “It’s got that history and tradition, it’s a big club and we hope that we can take it to the Championship, like we did with Leeds and like we did with Huddersfield as well.
“I know Simon did it with Blackpool, so hopefully we can do it with Preston North End.
“There is a good fan base and I was here on Saturday and they made some good noise.
“It’s nice when you get a manager who has been there and done it and not only done it once, but done it three times.
“It’s a matter of just working hard and not getting carried away when your winning and not getting disheartened when you lose a few games.”
Snodin has experience of coaching at the highest level, including a spell as Northern Ireland assistant manager and has played in the UEFA Cup – and scored, for Scottish club Hearts.
Having been together since 2009, Snodin is well versed with the kind of football Grayson likes to play and he thinks the supporters are in for an entertaining spectacle during his tenure.
“He [Simon Grayson] wants to go out and get the lads to play with enjoyment and no pressure on them and to go out and enjoy the game and hopefully we can pick some points up along the way.”
Snodin’s coaching abilities will be put to the test immediately with North End facing a difficult away trip to Swindon this weekend before the new management team make their Deepdale bow the following Saturday.
But it’s a game Snodin is already looking forward to as an opportunity to meet the fans.
“There are some tough away games, but it will be nice when we come back here
“The next home game is against Stevenage, so it will be nice when we can introduce ourselves to the fans.”