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Gaffer Looking Forward To Jambos Test

16 July 2015

Preston North End will host Heart of Midlothian on Saturday as the next stage of pre-season preparations and manager Simon Grayson is looking forward to the test.

The PNE boss believes lat season's Scottish Championship winners will pose a strong test for his side as they look to step up their preparations ahead of the new campaign. 

Speaking to PNE Player HD, the gaffer said: "You look at Hearts and they're a good football club up in Scotland. Obviously they had their financial problems and they went down. 

"But they dominated the Scottish Championship last year and will go in to the Premiership in Scotland as one of the bigger teams looking to push Celtic this year. 

"It's a really big test for us, hopefully there will be a good crowd and they will bring their numbers down. 

"They are ahead of us in the schedule but we're upping the ante of the games now. 

"We are delighted that they are coming down, it's never easy fulfilling pre-season fixtures when you're going into the Play-Offs because you don't know who is going to be available or what division you will be. 

"We would love to be playing the like of Manchester United, Liverpool etc. but we are really pleased with this game and all of the other build up games that we've got coming up as well."

To hear more from the gaffer on pre-season so far, his pre-match song selection for this weekend's game and more, go to PNE Player by clicking on the video below. 

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