2014–15 Preston North End F.C. season

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Preston North End
2014–15 season
Manager Simon Grayson
Stadium Deepdale
League One 3rd (promoted via play-offs)
FA Cup Fifth Round
League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Joe Garner (26)
All: Joe Garner (27)
Highest home attendance 21,438 vs Manchester United(FA, 16 Feb 15)
Lowest home attendance 3,836 vs Port Vale(LT, 7 Oct 14)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2014–15 season was Preston North End's 127th in the Football League. It was their fourth consecutive season in the third tier of English football, League One, following failure to be promoted by play-offs the previous season for the ninth time.[1] The season ended with Preston being promoted to the Championship via the play-offs, following a 4–0 win over Swindon Town at Wembley Stadium.

Season overview[edit]

In his second summer in charge Simon Grayson signed 5 players permanently – Jamie Jones,[2] Calum Woods,[3] Jordan Hugill,[4] Andy Little[5] and Kyel Reid[6] and brought Paul Gallagher in on a season long loan.[7] Preston also signed Callum Robinson on a two-month youth loan[8] in September and Jermaine Beckford on a season long loan[9] in November.

Preston allowed 9 players to leave Deepdale during the summer, those being Chris Beardsley,[10] Shane Cansdell-Sherriff,[10] Ryan Croasdale,[10] Graham Cummins,[10] Iain Hume,[10] John Mousinho,[10] Alex Nicholson,[10] Nicky Wroe[10] and Stuart Beavon.[11]

Preston started the season strongly, winning 2 and drawing 3 of the first five league games of the season. Preston suffered their first league loss of the season, against Walsall F.C.[12] in their sixth game of the season. Of their next 8 games, Preston won 7 and drew 1. After their first 14 games, Preston were in 2nd place, on 31 points, two points behind league leaders Bristol City F.C., but 5 points clear of 3rd place Swindon Town F.C..[13]

Preston then went on to lose their next 3 league games, against Rochdale,[14] Swindon Town F.C.[15] and Bradford City.[16]

In the midst of the league campaign, Preston were involved in 3 separate cup competitions. Preston found success in the Football League Trophy, reaching the Northern section final – losing 2–0 on aggregate to Walsall. In the League Cup, Preston faced, and defeated Rochdale in round 1,[17] before being beaten by Middlesbrough in the second round.[18] In the opening 3 rounds of the FA Cup, Preston defeated Havant & Waterlooville[19] in the first round, Shrewsbury Town[20] in the second and Norwich City[21] in the third round to put them in the hat for a potentially money-spinning trip to a Premier League side in the fourth round of the cup.

Meanwhile, in Preston's next 10 games, they won 4, drew 4 and lost 2 – although they did go on a 5 match winless run, culminating in a loss against Crawley Town.[22] During this run, Preston also faced Sheffield United in the FA Cup in the fourth Round. They drew 1–1 in the first game,[23] before winning 3–1 in the replay.[24] This set up a fifth round home tie against Manchester United.

Following Preston securing a home tie in the FA Cup against Manchester United, they went on a 18-game unbeaten run, winning 12 and drawing 6 of those games, including notable wins against promotion rivals MK Dons[25] and Swindon Town[26] placed them in prime position for automatic promotion, needing to win against relegation threatened Colchester United on the final day. Preston lost the game 1–0,[27] whilst MK Dons won, meaning that Preston finished the season in 3rd place and were in the play-offs again. Simon Grayson's side had been in the top two since the start of March and had not lost in the league since 31 January. They faced Chesterfield in the semi-finals of the play offs.

In the FA Cup, Preston lost 3–1 to Manchester United,[28] despite taking the lead through Scott Laird. That was Preston's only defeat during their unbeaten run between January and May.

In the first leg of the Play offs, Preston won 1–0,[29] thanks to a goal from Jermaine Beckford. In the second leg they won 3–0[30] thanks to Joe Garner's penalty and Jermaine Beckford's brace. They won the semi-finals 4–0 on aggregate and set up a play off final against Swindon Town. Preston, who had never won in the play offs in their previous nine appearances – which was a record at the time, beat Swindon Town 4–0 in the play-off final, including a hat-trick by Jermaine Beckford, winning promotion to the Championship.[31]

Squad[edit]

No. Name Position (s) Nationality Place of Birth Date of Birth (Age) Club caps Club goals Signed from Date signed Fee Contract End
Goalkeepers
1 Jamies Jones GK England Kirkby (1989-02-18) 18 February 1989 (age 29) 20 0 Leyton Orient 1 July 2014 Free 30 June 2016
21 Thorsten Stuckmann GK Germany Gütersloh (1981-03-17) 17 March 1981 (age 37) 75 0 Free agent 1 November 2011 Free 30 June 2015
26 Steven James GK England Stockport (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 30 June 2015
34 Sam Johnstone GK England Preston (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 25) 26 0 Manchester United 12 January 2015 Loan 30 June 2015
Defenders
3 Scott Laird LB/LM/CM England Taunton (1988-05-15) 15 May 1988 (age 30) 104 7 Stevenage 27 May 2012 Free 30 June 2015
4 Scott Wiseman RB/CB Gibraltar Kingston upon Hull (1985-10-09) 9 October 1985 (age 33) 46 2 Barnsley 10 January 2014 Free 30 June 2015
5 Tom Clarke CB/RB England Sowerby Bridge (1987-12-21) 21 December 1987 (age 30) 107 7 Huddersfield Town 22 May 2013 Free 30 June 2015
6 Bailey Wright CB Australia Melbourne (1992-07-28) 28 July 1992 (age 26) 140 8 Academy 1 July 2009 Trainee 30 June 2015
15 Calum Woods LB/RB England Liverpool (1987-02-05) 5 February 1987 (age 31) 27 0 Huddersfield Town 1 July 2014 Free 30 June 2016
16 David Buchanan LB/LM England Rochdale (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 32) 87 0 Tranmere Rovers 24 May 2012 Free 30 June 2015
20 Ben Davies LB/CB England Barrow-in-Furness (1995-08-11) 11 August 1995 (age 23) 9 0 Academy 25 January 2013 Trainee 30 June 2016
23 Paul Huntington CB/RB England Carlisle (1987-09-17) 17 September 1987 (age 31) 120 15 Yeovil Town 1 July 2012 Free 30 June 2015
33 Nick Anderton LB England (1996-04-22) 22 April 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee 30 June 2015
Defenders
2 Keith Keane CM/RB Republic of Ireland Luton (1986-11-20) 20 November 1986 (age 31) 74 3 Luton Town 1 July 2012 Free 30 June 2015
7 Chris Humphrey RW/RB Jamaica Saint Catherine (1987-09-19) 19 September 1987 (age 31) 103 7 Motherwell 4 June 2013 Free 30 June 2015
8 Neil Kilkenny CM Australia Enfield (1985-12-19) 19 December 1985 (age 32) 78 3 Bristol City 14 November 2013 Free 30 June 2016
11 Lee Holmes LM/RM/AM England Mansfield (1987-04-02) 2 April 1987 (age 31) 73 6 Southampton 29 May 2012 Free 30 June 2015
17 Kyel Reid LW/RW England Deptford (1987-11-26) 26 November 1987 (age 30) 26 0 Bradford City 1 July 2014 Free 30 June 2016
19 John Welsh CM England Liverpool (1984-01-10) 10 January 1984 (age 34) 128 3 Tranmere Rovers 14 May 2012 Free 30 June 2015
22 Jack King CM/CF/CB England Oxford (1985-08-20) 20 August 1985 (age 33) 100 10 Woking 31 May 2012 Free 30 June 2015
24 Daniel Johnson CM Jamaica Kingston (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 26) 23 8 Aston Villa 23 January 2015 £50,000 30 June 2017
30 Josh Brownhill CM England Warrington (1995-12-19) 19 December 1995 (age 22) 56 7 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 30 June 2015
31 Alan Browne CM Republic of Ireland Cork (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 23) 40 4 Free agent 1 January 2014 Free 30 June 2016
Forwards
9 Kevin Davies CF England Sheffield (1977-03-26) 26 March 1977 (age 41) 85 6 Bolton Wanderers 10 July 2013 Free 30 June 2015
10 Jermaine Beckford CF Jamaica London (1983-12-03) 3 December 1983 (age 34) 30 16 Bolton Wanderers 20 November 2014 Loan 30 June 2015
12 Paul Gallagher CF/RW Scotland Glasgow (1984-08-09) 9 August 1984 (age 34) 107 25 Leicester City 5 July 2014 Loan 31 May 2015
14 Joe Garner CF/RW England Blackburn (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 30) 101 49 Watford 8 January 2013 Free 30 June 2015
18 Andy Little CF/FB Northern Ireland Enniskillen (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 29) 16 2 Rangers 21 June 2014 Free 30 June 2016
25 Jordan Hugill CF England Middlesbrough (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 26) 6 2 Port Vale 19 June 2014 Undisclosed 30 June 2016
27 Callum Robinson CF England Northampton (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 23) 27 7 Aston Villa 2 February 2015 Loan 30 June 2015
33 Jack Ryan CF England Barrow-in-Furness (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 23) 2 0 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee 30 June 2015
40 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake CF England Cambridge (1986-03-29) 29 March 1986 (age 32) 12 1 Ipswich Town 1 January 2015 Free 30 June 2015

Statistics[edit]

As of 4 May 2015
No. Pos Nat Player Total League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Jamie Jones (on loan at Rochdale) 20 0 17+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
2 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Keane 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
3 DF England Scott Laird 38 2 26+3 0 3+0 1 1+0 0 4+1 1
4 DF Gibraltar Scott Wiseman 31 2 18+5 2 2+1 0 1+0 0 4+0 0
5 DF England Tom Clarke 55 2 42+1 1 4+0 0 2+0 0 6+0 1
6 DF Australia Bailey Wright 30 1 27+0 1 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
7 MF Jamaica Chris Humphrey 53 5 31+12 4 4+1 0 0+1 0 3+1 1
8 MF Australia Neil Kilkenny 46 1 24+11 0 4+0 0 2+0 1 4+1 0
9 FW England Kevin Davies 42 1 7+23 1 3+2 0 1+1 0 4+1 0
10 FW Jamaica Jermaine Beckford (on loan from Bolton Wanderers) 25 12 19+4 12 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
11 MF England Lee Holmes 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
12 FW Scotland Paul Gallagher (on loan from Leicester City) 55 13 45+1 7 4+0 5 1+0 0 4+0 1
14 FW England Joe Garner 41 26 36+1 25 1+1 0 0+0 0 1+1 1
15 DF England Calum Woods 24 0 12+6 0 3+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
16 DF England David Buchanan 25 0 17+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 4+1 0
17 MF England Kyel Reid 26 0 5+9 0 3+2 0 0+0 0 4+3 0
18 FW Northern Ireland Andy Little 16 2 5+7 1 1+0 0 1+1 1 1+0 0
19 MF England John Welsh 41 0 30+2 0 3+1 0 1+0 0 4+0 0
20 DF England Ben Davies 6 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
21 GK Germany Thorsten Stuckmann 16 0 5+0 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 6+0 0
22 MF England Jack King 28 1 10+8 1 1+1 0 1+0 0 5+2 0
23 DF England Paul Huntington 44 8 32+0 5 5+0 2 0+0 0 7+0 1
24 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 20 8 20+0 8 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 FW England Jordan Hugill (on loan at Tranmere Rovers) 6 2 0+3 0 0+0 0 1+1 1 1+0 1
26 GK England Steven James 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 FW England Callum Robinson (on loan from Aston Villa) 26 7 17+7 4 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 3
30 MF England Josh Brownhill 28 2 13+5 2 2+1 0 1+1 0 4+1 0
31 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 30 3 14+6 3 1+2 0 2+0 0 4+1 0
32 DF England Nick Anderton 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 FW England Jack Ryan (on loan at Stockport County) 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
34 GK England Sam Johnstone (on loan from Manchester United) 23 0 23+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
40 FW England Sylvan Ebanks-Blake 13 1 1+8 1 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+2 0
Players who have left the club:
13 MF England Joel Byrom 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 MF England Will Hayhurst 11 0 2+5 0 0+0 0 1+1 0 1+1 0

Play-off appearances[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total League One Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals
3 DF England Scott Laird 3 0 1+2 0
5 DF England Tom Clarke 3 0 3+0 0
6 DF Australia Bailey Wright 3 0 3+0 0
7 MF Jamaica Chris Humphrey 2 0 1+1 0
8 MF Australia Neil Kilkenny 3 0 2+1 0
9 FW England Kevin Davies 1 0 0+1 0
10 FW Jamaica Jermaine Beckford (on loan from Bolton Wanderers) 3 6 3+0 6
12 FW Scotland Paul Gallagher (on loan from Leicester City) 3 0 3+0 0
14 FW England Joe Garner 3 1 3+0 1
15 DF England Calum Woods 3 0 2+1 0
16 DF England David Buchanan 1 0 1+0 0
19 MF England John Welsh 3 0 3+0 0
23 DF England Paul Huntington 3 1 3+0 1
24 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 3 0 3+0 0
27 FW England Callum Robinson (on loan from Aston Villa) 1 0 1+0 0
31 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 2 0 0+2 0
34 GK England Sam Johnstone (on loan from Manchester United) 3 0 3+0 0

Captains[edit]

As of 13 May 2015
No. P Name Country No. games Notes
5 DF Tom Clarke England 56
19 MF John Welsh England 3
14 FW Joe Garner England 2
6 DF Bailey Wright Australia 1

Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Goals record[edit]

As of 13 May 2015
Rank No. Po. Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Play-offs Total
1 14 FW England Joe Garner 25 0 0 1 1 27
2 10 FW Jamaica Jermaine Beckford 12 0 0 0 6 18
3 12 FW Scotland Paul Gallagher 7 5 0 1 0 13
4 23 DF England Paul Huntington 5 2 0 1 1 9
5 24 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 8 0 0 0 0 8
6 27 FW England Callum Robinson 4 0 0 3 0 7
7 7 MF Jamaica Chris Humphrey 4 0 0 1 0 5
8 31 MF England Alan Browne 3 0 0 0 0 3
10 3 DF England Scott Laird 0 1 0 1 0 2
4 DF Gibraltar Scott Wiseman 2 0 0 0 0 2
5 DF England Tom Clarke 1 0 0 1 0 2
18 FW Northern Ireland Andy Little 1 0 1 0 0 2
25 FW England Jordan Hugill 0 0 1 1 0 2
30 MF England Josh Brownhill 2 0 0 0 0 2
16 6 DF Australia Bailey Wright 1 0 0 0 0 1
8 MF Australia Neil Kilkenny 0 0 1 0 0 1
9 FW England Kevin Davies 1 0 0 0 0 1
22 MF England Jack King 1 0 0 0 0 1
40 FW England Sylvan Ebanks-Blake 1 0 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 78 8 3 10 7 106

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 13 May 2015
No. Po. Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Play-offs Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
1 GK England Jamie Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 DF England Scott Laird 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
4 DF Gibraltar Scott Wiseman 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
5 DF England Tom Clarke 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9 0
6 DF Australia Bailey Wright 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
7 MF Jamaica Chris Humphrey 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
8 MF Australia Neil Kilkenny 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
9 FW England Kevin Davies 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 FW Jamaica Jermaine Beckford 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
12 FW Scotland Paul Gallagher 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
14 FW England Joe Garner 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
15 DF England Calum Woods 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
16 DF England David Buchanan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
18 FW Northern Ireland Andy Little 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
19 MF England John Welsh 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
21 GK Germany Thorsten Stuckmann 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 MF England Jack King 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
23 DF England Paul Huntington 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
24 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 FW England Jordan Hugill 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
31 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
34 GK England Sam Johnstone 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 70 1 8 0 2 0 7 0 4 0 95 1

Contracts[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
20 DF England Ben Davies 18 Extended 1 year June 2015 [32]
26 GK England Steven James 19 Extended 1 year June 2015 [32]
20 DF England Ben Davies 18 Signed 2 years June 2016 [33]
8 MF Australia
England
Neil Kilkenny 28 Signed 2 years June 2016 [34]
31 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Browne 19 Signed 2 years June 2016 [35]

Last updated:

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
1 GK England Jamie Jones 25 EU Leyton Orient Bosman Summer 2016 Free Preston North End F.C
15 DF England Calum Woods 27 EU Huddersfield Town Bosman Summer 2016 Free BBC Sport
25 FW England Jordan Hugill 22 EU Port Vale Transfer Summer 2016 Undisclosed Preston North End F.C
18 FW Northern Ireland Andrew Little 25 EU Rangers Scotland Bosman Summer 2016 Free Preston North End F.C
17 MF England Kyel Reid 26 EU Bradford City Bosman Summer 2016 Free Preston North End F.C
40 FW England Sylvan Ebanks-Blake 28 EU Ipswich Town Bosman Winter 2015 Free Preston North End F.C
24 MF Jamaica Daniel Johnson 22 EU Aston Villa Transfer Winter 2017 £50,000 Preston North End F.C
Preston North End F.C.

Loans in[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
12 MF Paul Gallagher Scotland 34 Leicester City 5 July 2014 30 June 2015 BBC Sport
27 FW Callum Robinson England 23 Aston Villa 16 September 2014 18 October 2014 BBC Sport
10 FW Jermaine Beckford Jamaica 34 Bolton Wanderers 20 November 2014 30 June 2015 Preston North End F.C
29 FW Bradley Fewster England 22 Middlesbrough 27 November 2014 15 December 2014 Preston North End F.C Lancashire Evening Post
34 GK Sam Johnstone England 25 Manchester United 12 January 2015 30 June 2015 Preston North End F.C
27 FW Callum Robinson England 23 Aston Villa 2 February 2015 21 May 2015 Preston North End F.C
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
29 FW Chris Beardsley England 30 Released Stevenage Summer Free 22 3 BBC Sport
BBC Sport
18 DF Shane Cansdell-Sherriff Australia 31 Released Burton Albion Summer Free 15 1 Preston North End F.C
25 MF Ryan Croasdale England 19 Released Sheffield Wednesday Summer Free 1 0 BBC Sport
SkySports
15 FW Graham Cummins Northern Ireland 26 Released Exeter City Summer Free 39 5 BBC Sport
BBC Sport
27 FW Iain Hume Canada 30 Released Kerala Blasters India Summer Free 89 27 Preston North End F.C
21 MF John Mousinho England 28 Released Burton Albion Summer Free 30 1 BBC Sport
BBC Sport
28 DF Alex Nicholson England 20 Released Blyth Spartans Summer Free 1 0 BBC Sport
8 MF Nicky Wroe England 28 Released Notts County Summer Free 44 11 BBC Sport
BBC Sport
FW Stuart Beavon England 30 Transfer Burton Albion Summer Undisclosed 58 9 BBC Sport
13 MF Joel Byrom England 28 Free transfer Northampton Town Winter Free 33 4 BBC Sport
24 MF Will Hayhurst Republic of Ireland 20 Transfer Notts County Winter Undisclosed 29 4 Preston North End F.C
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

Loans out[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
FW Stuart Beavon England 30 Burton Albion 1 July 2014 1 September 2014 Preston North End F.C BBC Sport
32 FW Jack Ryan England 18 Stockport County 2 August 2014 2 November 2014 Preston North End F.C
13 MF Joel Byrom England 27 Northampton Town 21 August 2014 8 January 2015 Preston North End F.C BBC Sport
26 GK Steven James England 19 Nantwich Town 9 September 2014 9 October 2014 Preston North End F.C
2 DF Keith Keane Republic of Ireland 27 Crawley Town 9 September 2014 11 December 2014 Preston North End F.C
20 DF Ben Davies England 19 Tranmere Rovers 19 September 2014 22 October 2014 Preston North End F.C
32 DF Nick Anderton England 18 Gateshead 30 October 2014 BBC Sport
11 MF Lee Holmes England 27 Portsmouth 25 November 2014 3 January 2015 BBC Sport
1 GK Jamie Jones England 25 Coventry City 23 January 2015 23 February 2015 Preston North End F.C
25 FW Jordan Hugill England 22 Tranmere Rovers 26 February 2015 26 March 2015 Preston North End F.C Preston North End F.C
1 GK Jamie Jones England 26 Rochdale 26 February 2015 30 June 2015 Preston North End F.C
2 MF Keith Keane Republic of Ireland 28 Stevenage 5 March 2015 1 April 2015 Preston North End F.C
11 MF Lee Holmes England 27 Exeter City 16 March 2015 30 June 2015 Preston North End F.C
25 FW Jordan Hugill England 22 Hartlepool United 26 March 2015 23 May 2015 Preston North End F.C
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

Match details[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

League One[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Bristol City (C, P) 46 29 12 5 96 38 +58 99 Promotion to Football League Championship
2 Milton Keynes Dons (P) 46 27 10 9 101 44 +57 91
3 Preston North End (O, P) 46 25 14 7 79 40 +39 89 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Swindon Town 46 23 10 13 76 57 +19 79
5 Sheffield United 46 19 14 13 66 53 +13 71
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2015. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Championship.

Matches[edit]

Play-offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

Club staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Simon Grayson
Assistant manager Glynn Snodin
First team coach John Dreyer
Goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly, Jnr.
Physio Matt Jackson

References[edit]

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  34. ^ "Neil Kilkenny: Preston North End midfielder signs new contract". BBC Sport. 23 June 2014.
  35. ^ "Preston North End: Alan Browne signs new two-year contract". BBC Sport. 1 July 2014.