Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa described the Lilywhites as 'different' opponents ahead of his side's trip to face Alex Neil's men at Deepdale on Tuesday night.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference for the clash in PR1, the Yorkshire side's chief said it would be a game they were looking to win to try and get back in the top two.
"In all the games we play, the conditions will be the same - you have to win in all of these games," said the Argentinian.
"They're [PNE] a different team in the Championship and they play with a different style. The players they use for this style are different to normal players.
"The desire to be in first or second position, it's a very high motivation because it's the objective of one year of work. In the last part of the season we want to solve this situation and our motivation is high."
And be believes that the mental aspect of the game will be important for his side in both the match at Deepdale and the remaining fixtures, if they to achieve their aim of automatic promotion.
"Sometimes the evidence is shown by the team," he continued. "We can compare the strong mind to the adversity we have faced.
"The mind aspect and physical aspect are both linked. A strong mind means you can make use of all of your capabilities.
"We can't talk about our team. Watching our team, I have never seen us overcome by the nerves. We know how to live with it."