Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce says his side look likely to fall short in their attempt to make the Play-Offs, despite an excellent run of form since his arrival.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference for Saturday's clash with the Lilywhites, the former centre half said he had been delighted with the progress made at Hillsborough since his February arrival and is looking forward to next season.
"I couldn’t have wished for a more positive response from everyone here, it’s been terrific and the challenge ahead is an exciting one," he said.
"When you walk through the door here there is huge expectation and I’m delighted with how the last three months have gone, but there is a lot of work ahead.
"It looks as though we will fall short, but credit to the players for how they’ve turned it around.
"We’ll go to Preston and do our job as best we can and see what we can do. It’s a difficult place to go."
The Owls boss has, like PNE, had injury problems to contend with and one former North End man looks like he will miss the trip back to Deepdale.
"Unfortunately [Achraf] Lazaar is sick and it’s unlikely [Adam] Reach will play in the final two games as he is struggling with a knee injury," continued Bruce.
"Keiren Westwood trained yesterday with no reaction which is positive.
"Kieran Lee might be involved tomorrow, he’s trained for the past two or three weeks, played for the U23s and he could be involved.
"For him more than anybody, I’m delighted he’s in and around."