Preston North End’s Aiden McGeady has told the club website that he wants the club to challenge for a spot in the play-off places.

The Lilywhites are yet to break into the top six of the Sky Bet Championship this season, they are currently 9th in the table, but they are just six points off Sheffield Wednesday in 6th place and a good run of form combined with results going their way could see Preston becoming serious challenges for a play-off spot.

And for the last few weeks, a growing number of Preston players have realised this and called upon the rest of the team to up their performances so they can have a crack at getting promoted to the Premier League. For McGeady, who is currently on loan at Preston from Everton, this will be extra appealing as he did make it to the play-offs with Sheffield Wednesday last season only to be dropped for those crucial games.

He said: “I have been playing well and the team has been playing well,”

“Everything seems to be clicking at the minute and hopefully we keep continuing that and pushing for that sixth spot.”

“Since we had a good run two or three months ago I think it was in the back of everyone’s minds that the aim is to try and get a Play-Off place and now Sheffield Wednesday have lost their last two and we are six points off them, so it is an achievable target.”

“And it’s not just them; we play Reading next weekend and Leeds are only just ahead. We are winning games and picking up points and that gap that was there seems to be getting that little bit smaller and if we can keep doing what we are doing, then I think it is achievable for us.”


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