Grayson targets PNE promotion

Simon Grayson is hoping to make it four promotions out of four in League One after taking over as Preston's new manager.

Last Updated: 19/02/13 at 19:14

Simon Grayson: Feels they have the quality to claim promotion

Simon Grayson: Feels they have the quality to claim promotion

Grayson's three previous managerial assignments at Blackpool, Leeds and Huddersfield have all seen him plot routes out of the third tier and he holds similar ambitions for his time at Deepdale.

"That's why I've come here," he said. "I've not come to the football club to have a relaxing time. I'm passionate about achieving things and positive about achieving things.

"I've got the experience of League One but I've also got the experience of taking Leeds to seventh in the Championship and, when I left there, three points off the play-offs.

"I've got the experience of many different divisions but it would be nice to try and get another promotion on my CV."

But with North End languishing in the bottom half of the division following a torrid season under Graham Westley, Grayson accepts his short-term goal is to extinguish any lingering relegation fears.

"We're eight points off that bottom four and we've got to have on eye on it, I suppose, but my glass is always half-full.

"When you're in the bottom half of the division you've got to be aware that a run can take you into that bottom four.

"So we're realistic about what might happen but we're more positive on trying to get up the other end because that's what the players should be doing based on what we've got here."

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