Nuno Espirito Santo is not expecting an easy game when his Wolverhampton Wanderers side make the trip to Deepdale this weekend.
Wolves are 12 points clear at the top of the Championship, but the former Porto and Valencia manager told Wolves TV that his team will have to battle hard if they are to get anything from Saturday’s fixture.
“I know it’s going to be a very tough game,” he said. “Preston are a very good team.
“They are doing well. They have good players and a good manager. They have an experienced squad.
“We know what we are going to face. We want to perform and play well, and we want to fight.”
The head coach thinks that the atmosphere inside the stadium might play a crucial part in the clash, with Wolves having sold out their allocation of 5,600 tickets.
“So many people going to support the team means a lot to us.
“The atmosphere that will be created will help us feel almost as if we are playing at home, which is a big advantage. It gives you a lot of energy and motivation to play well.
“We will do everything that we can to pay back that support.”
Wolves midfielder Romain Saiss is available for selection after recovering from a hamstring problem, but Brazilian striker Leo Bonatini, who has scored 12 goals this season, could miss out.
Nuno said: “Saiss is ready to go so he’s an option for us. Leo is not there yet, but he’s progressing very well. He’ll be back with the group shortly.”