The table will show that Preston finished the season comfortably in midtable but that was all thanks to a good run of form in the final furlong of the season after the change of management.
North End headed to Forest on a very wet day with the now familiar 5-3-2 formation. Sinclair was given a start up front alongside Evans whilst Bayliss was also in the starting eleven.
Evans had the best chance for North End in the first half when Cunningham whipped in a cross from the left. The striker was free in the area but could only head over the bar.
Preston managed to keep Forest to long range efforts but it was a superb effort from Garner which gave the home side the lead. He curled an effort into the corner from twenty five yards out giving Iversen no chance.
After the break Preston came out on top. A through ball from Ledson was dummied by Evans for Sinclair who ran in the box. He curled the ball around the keeper and Bayliss converted from a yard out although the ball did appear to his his arm.
Shortly after Preston took the lead. There was confusion in the build up as the linesman raised his flag but he was seemingly overruled by the referee as play continued.
A ball was crossed into the box. Evans headed back across goal where Lindsay rose highest to give Preston the lead. North End then had opportunities on the break but could not find the killer pass to further their lead.
Preston saw out the game and added to a string of good results in recent times. A big summer now awaits with decisions to be made over the manager's position along with a number of playing staff with many loan players returning to their parent clubs.