Birmingham City manager Garry Monk is asking his players to focus on doing their job right as they take on the Lilywhites at St Andrews on Saturday.
The Blues gaffer spoke to the media on Friday afternoon and was looking forward to home comforts after a Wednesday night win at Millwall.
He said: “We’ve got another three game week, we are looking forward to getting back out at St. Andrew’s tomorrow, we are shaping up well and the lads are fine, we want to continue our unbeaten home run and Saturday will be no different.
“We want to concentrate on ourselves, put our best out on the pitch, Preston are on a really good run there is no underestimating them, but we need to focus on us and do our jobs right and make sure we put in a performance in-front of our fans.”
It’s been a gruelling spell for the second city side, following last Sunday’s derby with bitter rivals Aston Villa, Monk took his team to the capital and saw them bounce back in excellent style with a 2-0 win over Neil Harris’ ten-man side.
And despite the busy schedule, the former Leeds United and Middlesbrough boss thinks his team are well prepared to face PNE: “We are conditioned, we are ready, we have coped with these three game weeks so far this season and we need to make sure we finish off the week on a positive note,” he continued.
“We need to keep the momentum going and make sure we go again at St Andrew's on Saturday in-front of our home supporters and give it our all.
“We know how difficult it is, it is a huge ask for the players, but we have coped with these games that come in quick succession.
“We have a great group here, characters who are motivated to keep moving the club forward, the attitude and commitment we have shown throughout the campaign is there to see. We know how tough this league is, there is different tests each week.
“Wednesday was the perfect response, the clean sheet was huge, we’ve talked about the belief and attitude and I think we managed those situations well on Wednesday, we are the only team to have gone there and kept a clean sheet and that is credit to the players.”