Preston North End were promoted to the Championship at the end of the 2014/15 campaign, following an unbelievable 4-0 play-off final victory over Swindon Town.
Nobody expected anything from the Whites, including their own fans.
The main objective for the club was just to stay up and to then build for the seasons that followed.
But what happened during the course of the 2015/16 season took almost everybody by surprise.
For parts of the season, a play-off place even seemed like it could be on the cards but in the end they finished in 11th position, which was massively exceeding the club’s objectives.
During the season, they actually managed to take points from all of the top six of the Championship season, including a victory over champions Burnley.
After an impressive first season back in the Championship, Preston will be looking to build on their 11th place finish and aim even higher.
FLW writer Tom Rawcliffe identifies THREE reasons why Preston can achieve higher than they did last season……