Assistant manager Glynn Snodin is hoping PNE can cause an upset on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup.
North End face Bournemouth in round three at the Vitality Stadium, and Snodin is looking to bounce back from the disappointment of Saturday with a victory and a place in round four.
"They've got a great squad, they play attacking football, they all know the systems they play whichever player comes in and it will be a tough game.
"They've got pace, they've got ability but stranger things have happened and you know what these cup games can be like and hopefully we can go there and cause an upset."
The Lilywhites faced the Cherries in the same round of the competition last season at Deepdale, but the assistant boss expects a different game, and feels it is a good opportunity for the players on the fringes of the starting Xl to claim their spot in the team.
"No two games are ever the same, especially with it being last year, so hopefully we can go down there and put on a good show with whatever team we put out there and hopefully come away with something."
With changes expected for North End, Snodin continued: "There are lads now who are chomping at the bit to get in the side and this gives them an opportunity to go and show what they can do and get into the gaffer's plans for Friday for the Wigan game."
"It's the same in training, you've got to work hard in training and make sure that he is noticing you in training. You will obviously be disappointed not to be in that first Xl or in the matchday 18 but that's where you've got to work out on the training field and show you can get in the 18, then in the starting Xl and work hard to stay in that team."
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