Former Blackburn favourite Garry Flitcroft has been interviewed for the vacant managerial post at Preston and is believed to be the favoured candidate.

It is understood that Risdale interviewed around 6 candidates for the position who potentially included Mark Robins and Paul Ince with the latter declaring an interest in the position.

Flitcroft was one of the early names mentioned by the press and it is believed that he is the favoured candidate of the Deepdale hierarchy as he can work within the budget given and this will be his big break into League football.