‘You couldn’t see how they scored seven against Reading’ - Preston boss Simon Grayson on erratic Norwich City

Alex Baptiste's header sealed a Carrow Road win this season for Preston. Picture: Andy Kearns/Focus

Alex Baptiste's header sealed a Carrow Road win this season for Preston. Picture: Andy Kearns/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Andy Kearns/Focus Images Limited

Preston boss Simon Grayson is targeting a top 10 Championship finish ahead of Norwich City's Easter Monday visit.

The Lilywhites were edged out 3-2 deep in stoppage time on Good Friday at Huddersfield, but Grayson's men remain on course to beat last season's 11th place.

North End sit one spot and one point above the Canaries and Grayson aims to cash in on Norwich's inconsistency.

'Our ambition to start with was to finish above where we did last season. We want to make sure that happens at the very least,' he said. 'Before Friday we said we want to win as many of the remaining games as possible and people saw that it wasn't a team that had given up the ghost of the season and were happy to get their flip flops on and I demand that, as do our supporters. I think everyone will look back at the season and think it has been a good one with the style of football implemented and the players we've brought to the club. We've progressed and will approach these last few games in a very positive manner, and see where that takes us.'

Grayson was present at Huddersfield to watch Norwich's recent 3-0 Championship mauling.

'It will have been a frustrating season for everyone connected with Norwich City,' he told Preston's official site. 'When you looked at them at the start of the season, they were very impressive, top of the division, and they looked like they were going to be one of the teams for automatic promotion. Then they went through a spell where they lost six on the trot, or something like that and since then it has been up and down all the way through.

'I went to see them at Huddersfield last week and they stayed in the game, but they lost 3-0 and from that you couldn't see how they scored seven against Reading, but they have got some good players, some Premiership players who can hurt you.

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'We have to look to keep our home form going, play with an intensity and go and do what is required to take the three points.'

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