PNE season ticket holders have cited Simon Grayson as the reason behind their renewals, ahead of the 2013/14 season.
The supporters claim there is a new ‘buzz’ around Deepdale, thanks to the mid-season appointment of the Yorkshire-man, and believe he is the right manager to lead the Club out of League One and back into the Championship.
Colin Armstrong, 61, of Marton Road, Preston, will be sitting in the Alan Kelly Stand come August and thinks Grayson’s prior experience will prove vital in the coming campaign.
“Hopefully it’s the start of a new era with Mr Grayson,” he said. “He’s a proven manager at this level and hopefully he can take Preston onto the Championship.”
Meanwhile, David Caunce, 35, of Stanifield Lane, Leyland, has highlighted the anticipation of next season under the 43-year-old as the reason behind his imminent season ticket renewal.
“He’s brought a new steel to the Club I think, and it really makes me want to renew my ticket for next year,” he said.
“I think the whole Club feels better and I’m just really excited for the new season.”
Alan Smith, 61, of the Blossoms, Fulwood, believes there was something different about the squad from the moment Grayson took charge, and is confident North End can challenge for honours in 2013/14.
“When the new manager came in there was a certain buzz about the place,” he said.
“I went to watch the first training session and you could see a different atmosphere about the club and the players. There’s certainly a bit of excitement there again.”
When asked whether she thought Grayson was the right man to lead the Lilywhites to promotion, ten year season ticket holder, Janet Wilkinson, was confident in her answer.
“Yes, I’m sure he will be and I’m sure we’ll be there at the end of the season,” she said.